SOAP for today!
Deuteronomy 8:1 – 23:11
Scripture: “He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your forefathers had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” ~ Deuteronomy 8:3
Observation: God divinely provided the Israelites with food from the sky so that they would know it came from Him alone. Jesus used this verse in the New Testament when the devil tempted him during his 40 day fast. Maybe I need to quote this verse when I am trying to lose weight (like today)!
Application: It is so easy to forget how dependent we are on God! We can’t live a satisfying life without Him. I know how weak I feel when I try to go a day without food. I need to remember how spiritually weak I am when I go a day without filling up with God’s word!
Prayer: God, give us the desire to seek you and read your word. Don’t let us just fill up with food for satisfaction, but fill us with you and let us be satisfied.