Bible: Deuteronomy 8:1-6

The Lord’s Provision in the Desert

8:1 You must keep carefully all these commandments 1  I am giving 2  you today so that you may live, increase in number, 3  and go in and occupy the land that the Lord promised to your ancestors. 4  8:2 Remember the whole way by which he 5  has brought you these forty years through the desert 6  so that he might, by humbling you, test you to see if you have it within you to keep his commandments or not. 8:3 So he humbled you by making you hungry and then feeding you with unfamiliar manna. 7  He did this to teach you 8  that humankind 9  cannot live by bread 10  alone, but also by everything that comes from the Lord’s mouth. 11  8:4 Your clothing did not wear out nor did your feet swell all these forty years. 8:5 Be keenly aware that just as a parent disciplines his child, 12  the Lord your God disciplines you. 8:6 So you must keep his 13  commandments, live according to his standards, 14  and revere him.

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