Daily Devotionals

He Has Magnified His Word, Psalm 138:2

You Shall Remember, Part 1

Deu 8:2-3, 2 And you shall remember that the LORD your God led you all the way these forty years in the wilderness, to humble you and test you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not. 3 So He humbled you, allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna which you did not know nor did your fathers know, …

It’s note worthy of the flow of this verse because the order sets the tone for the remainder of the chapter. Moses aimed to remind Israel that God was not only Moses’ God but theirs too. He beautifully begins with remember “the Lord your God” (object of our faith). And he set to remind them that their God had endured their checkered past and still delivered, blessed and kept them. Moses’ paints God as a good God who had good intentions through many of the trials Israel faced. The testings were to reveal the conditions of their hearts and to humble them because He loved them, and to teach them to trust in Him alone (vs 3).

God provided their daily necessities, food in particular. In our day we would say manna everyday did not have enough nutrition, we would not call it balanced diet food, it was all carbohydrates. It lacked proteins and vitamins yet the point is that God provided and sustained them without anxiety or labor and they remained healthy. God is the giver and the sustainer of life, He should be remembered, acknowledged and thanked for who He is and what He has done.