Deuteronomy 8:3 - Two Kinds of Food - Are You Eating Both? part two

Deuteronomy 8:3 - Two Kinds of Food - Are You Eating Both? part 

Deuteronomy 8:3 (NLT)  Yes, he humbled you by letting you go 
hungry and then feeding you with manna, a food previously unknown to 
you and your ancestors. He did it to teach you that people need more 
than bread for their life; real life comes by feeding on every word 
of the LORD.  


Remember the Lord Your God (8:1-20)
A Call to Remember and Obey


Matthew 4:4 (KJV)  But he answered and said, It is written, Man 
shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out 
of the mouth of God. 

Luke 4:4 (KJV)  And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, 
That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God. 

John 6:27 (KJV)  Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but 
for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of 
man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed. 

John 6:51-53 (KJV)  I am the living bread which came down from 
heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the 
bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of 
the world. 52 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto 
you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, 
ye have no life in you. 53 Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my 
blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. 

Mat 6:33 (KJV)  But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his 
righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. 

Psalm 37:3 (KJV)  Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou 
dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. 


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] 

Leonard E. LeSourd has written about his late wife, Catherine 
Marshall, the author of Christy: "Bibles were scattered throughout our 
house...all editions, plus reference books and concordances. We often went 
to bed, turned out the light, and listened to a chapter of 
scripture on tape. If she could have found a way to spread Bible passages 
on a slice of bread, Catherine would have devoured it 
"When upset or under spiritual assault or in physical pain, 
Catherine would go to her office, kneel by her chair, and open her 
Bible.... She would read, then pray, then read, then pray some more. She 
liked to pray with the Bible clutched in her hands.... She would rest 
her case on its promises. Catherine didn't read the Bible for solace 
or inspiration, but to have an encounter with the Lord.... I think 
these were the most intense moments of her life.... Catherine's 
passion for the Word permeated her whole life. It under-girded her 
writing. It formed a base for us as a married team in the making of 
family decisions. It provided substance to her counseling of people 
through the mail. I'm convinced it was also the basis for her inner 
vitality, her charisma, and the mantle of authority she wore with some 
The Bible is a living, breathing book. Let God speak to you 
through its pages. Let it transform your thinking and your way of life. 
Like Catherine Marshall, don't just read your Bible, have an 
encounter with the Living God. [God's Little Devotional Bible] 

Are You Obsessed by Something?; The total being of our life 
inside and out is to be absolutely obsessed by the presence of God. If 
we are obsessed by God, nothing else can get into our lives-not 
concerns, tribulation, nor worries. To be obsessed by God is to have an 
effective barricade against all the assaults of the enemy. [In His Time; 
My Utmost For His Highest re Psa.25:12] 

He who sets out to live by and for "bread" alone does not really 
live at all, and at best is doomed to die, for "bread" without God 
brings death and not life. [SDA Commentary] 

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