Inspired by Deuteronomy 8:3
(HCSB) He humbled you by letting you go hungry; then He gave you manna to eat, which you and your fathers had not known, so that you might learn that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.
In this passage a few words may sound familiar.
Hopefully it’s, because you remember the latter part being excerpted by Jesus when being tempted of satan. (Matthew 4:4) Man does not live by bread alone.
In fact the latter portion of the passage is generally remembered and recited by many for this express reason. However today’s inspirational thought comes from the illustration at the opening.
He - humbled you,
And - let you go hungry,
And - Fed You.
A quick reminder that God is always reminded and caring for your interests…
And yet to add more insight the verse continues;
He gave you manna to eat, which you did not know nor had your fathers known…
A not so subtle reminder that not only does God and will God provide, He provides in a way that no other can claim to have foresaw or foreshadow. His provision the King James describes as Angel’s food (Psalm 78:25); is not open for interpretation it is unmistakable.
It is something designed for you at your time.
Your point of need.
With that in mind, allow your meditation to focus on a simple thought.
There are times we want. There are times when lack breeds discouragement and doubt; and frustration leads to instinctively crying out in all manner of ways. Yet God instructively tells us – sometimes; there are times you have to be humbled.
It’s a necessity to be broken, perhaps go without; so God can feed you.
At the moment -He does, we’re not talking about day old bread. We’re talking about something new, a brand new provision which no one but God can be credited for glorified through praise for. Not momma and daddy nor friend or brother, no one can claim they knew the answer. God provided a new answer.
With this though also remember the completion of the passage. So that you might LEARN –
Man does not live by bread alone but one every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.