“Cast Your Bread upon the Waters”

According to the Bible, the word “bread” is used to symbolize several things. “Bread”, in the natural is a source of “food” which gives life and strength when eaten. “Bread” in the spiritual sense, symbolizes “The Word of God” which when taken in or received and believed gives us life and strength spiritually. “Bread” also typifies “Jesus” as “The Bread of Life” and “The Bread which came down from heaven” as written in John Chapter six. John also reveals Jesus as “The Word of God” personified in John 1:1-2, 14 (please read). “The Word” and “Jesus” are inseparable because they’re “The same, they’re One”! Now, concerning our responsibility in our handling or use of “The Word of God”, King Solomon gives us a very wise instruction in Ecclesiastes 11:1 “Cast your bread upon the waters, for you will find it after many days.” Here Solomon in all his wisdom reveals to us the Kingdom Principles of “Sowing and Reaping”, “The Law of Reciprocity,” and “Being about our Father’s Business.” Solomon instructs us to “cast our bread upon the waters”… The word “waters” is used in the Bible to typify or symbolize people in general or humanity as a whole. So, the instruction here is for us to bring “The Word”, “Jesus”, (“our Bread”) to humanity (“the waters”). Well, just how do we do this? Good question! We do this, not only verbally, but by demonstrating “The Word” by the lifestyle we live every day, everywhere, all the time! Always remember our job is to cast our bread upon the waters or to sow the seed of the Word! Any harvest, no matter the size, is a “good harvest”! So, let us apply these wise instructions to our lives and keep on “casting our Bread and sowing the seeds” of the Word of God and one day very soon the reaping of the harvest will surely take place. Now, let us remember that the Apostle Paul said in 1 Corinthians 15:58 which says, “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.”


Forever Following Jesus,

Gary Pittman, Pastor