Deuteronomy 8:3 ” He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your fathers had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every Word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.”

Human nature and the world today tells us that we can be a success solely by our own efforts. Everywhere you see the hype to be independent, self-reliant, and self-sufficient. But it tells us here that God humbled His people by challenging their self-sufficiency & testing their obedience simply by letting them go hungry. He then provided a miraculous provision called manna to further teach them the necessity for dependence on Him and Him alone. At any instant, God can strip us of our proud independent spirit, leaving us with a life-changing choice to make. In that humbling moment, Job 22: 21-23 exhorts us to submit, accept instruction, laying up God’s Word in our heart, and return to the Almighty that we might be restored.

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