// Read Deuteronomy 8:1-11 //
Be careful to follow every command I am giving you today, so that you may live and increase and may enter and possess the land the Lord promised on oath to your ancestors. 2 Remember how the Lord your God led you all the way in the wilderness these forty years, to humble and test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep his commands. 3 He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your ancestors 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. 4 Your clothes did not wear out and your feet did not swell during these forty years. 5 Know then in your heart that as a man disciplines his son, so the Lord your God disciplines you.
6 Observe the commands of the Lord your God, walking in obedience to him and revering him. 7 For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land—a land with brooks, streams, and deep springs gushing out into the valleys and hills; 8 a land with wheat and barley, vines and fig trees, pomegranates, olive oil and honey; 9 a land where bread will not be scarce and you will lack nothing; a land where the rocks are iron and you can dig copper out of the hills.
10 When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the Lord your God for the good land he has given you. 11 Be careful that you do not forget theLord your God, failing to observe his commands, his laws and his decrees that I am giving you this day.
The Word of God is to the spirit of man what bread is to the body. No man can live and fulfill destiny without the Word of God. It is the Word of God that feeds the spirit (I Peter 2:2). It is a developed spirit that can hear the Word of God when spoken. It is also the Word of God that is recommended to test all spirits. Give God’s Word priority today in your life.
PRAYER: Pray for grace to give God’s Word priority in your life.