Deuteronomy 8:3b - Spiritual Food

People need more than bread for their life; real life comes by feeding on
every word of the LORD. Deu 8:3b (NLT)

The provision of manna was intended to teach Israel that God's word was more
essential to their existence than food. [New Bible Companion]

Bread sustains but does not guarantee life, which is God's gift to those who
trust in and live by his word: [NIV SB]

The word of God is the food of the soul. [Matthew Henry Commentary]

     God intends that to the earnest seeker the truths of His word shall be
ever unfolding. . . .
     It is impossible for any human mind to exhaust even one truth or
promise of the Bible. . . .
     As we contemplate the great things of God's word, we look into a
fountain that broadens and deepens beneath our gaze. Its breadth and
depth pass our knowledge.  As we gaze, the vision widens; stretched out
before us we behold a boundless, shoreless sea.
     Such study has vivifying power. The mind and heart acquire new
strength, new life.
     This experience is the highest evidence of the divine authorship of the
Bible. We receive God's word as food for the soul, through the same
evidence by which we receive bread as food for the body. Bread supplies
the need of our nature; we know by experience that it produces blood
and bone and brain. Apply the same test to the Bible; when its
principles have actually become the elements of character, what has
been the result? what changes have been made in the life? "Old things
are passed away; behold, all things are become new." 2 Corinthians
5:17. In its power, men and women have broken the chains of sinful
habit. They have renounced selfishness. The profane have become
reverent, the drunken sober, the profligate pure. Souls that have borne
the likeness of Satan have been transformed into the image of God. This
change is itself the miracle of miracles. A change wrought by the word,
it is one of the deepest mysteries of the word. ED170-2

Many people think that life is based on satisfying their appetites. If they
can earn enough money to dress, eat, and play in high style, they think they
are living "the good life." But such things do not satisfy our deepest
longings. In the end they leave us empty and dissatisfied. Real life comes
from total commitment to God, the one who created life itself. It requires
discipline, sacrifice, and hard work, and that's why most people never find
it. [Life Application SB]