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By Bread Alone?

Tags:  creation, materialism, provision, sustenance, Word of God

Thought for the Week:

When a person is fixed upon the material world, he expends his effort for material things. The miracle of the manna was given in order to remind us that the material world is not our source of life. Instead, God is our source of life. The material world came into existence from the utterance of His mouth. Therefore, we should seek to serve the Creator, not the creation. Yeshua says, "But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you." (Matthew 6:33)

Commentary:

He humbled you and let you be hungry, and fed you with manna which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that He might make you understand that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of the LORD. (Deuteronomy 8:3)

In an effort to compel Israel to keep the Torah, Moses reminded them of their last forty years in the wilderness. Since leaving Egypt, God had provided their every need. Even their clothes and shoes miraculously survived the long sojourn. God fed them manna from heaven, and this provision proceed…

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