Daily Bread Devotional Today 12 September 2022 | Monday Daily Devotions Reading
September 12, 2022 – Daily Bread Devotional for Today
TOPIC: We do not Live on Bread Alone
TODAY’S PASSAGE: Deuteronomy 8:1-10
“He humbled you . . . to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.” — Deuteronomy 8:3
Daily Bread Devotional Today 12 September 2022 MESSAGE
During pregnancy, I often experienced quick shifts from feeling indifferent about food to feeling ravenously hungry. The child growing inside me and all of the changes taking place caused me to hunger.
In our Bible reading for today, though, it was God who caused the people to hunger. He brought them into a situation where they didn’t have enough to eat and they needed to depend on him. Only when his people were really hungry could they appreciate that God provided for them.
Sometimes God may allow us to experience a lack of something in order to humble and teach us to grow in faith too. Could it be that when there’s a profound need and a deep hunger, we need to realize that God is not abandoning us but preparing us for something greater, as when a woman is carrying a child?
It’s hard to be in a place of neediness, especially if there’s pain and discomfort involved. And it’s tempting to conclude that whatever isn’t going well should be fixed as soon as possible. But sometimes God leads us into situations to teach us to be utterly dependent on him—to show us that we don’t live on bread alone. God teaches us in order to show us that there’s more to our survival than merely having what we need. We need “every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.”
Daily Bread Devotional Today 12 September 2022 PRAYER
God our Father, Help us to hunger for you, and feed us with your holy Word. Amen.
Today Devotional written by Julia Prins Vanderveen; works and lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with her husband, Trevor, and their three sons. Julia has served as a copastor with Trevor at a church in Vancouver. She is a campus pastor and a humanities teacher at the Vancouver Christian School. Daily Bread Devotional Today 12 September 2022