“Man doth not live by bread only.”

Deuteronomy 8

WE will take another passage from the discourse of Moses—Deuteronomy 8.

Deuteronomy 8:1

Obedience must be given to “all” the commands of God.

Deuteronomy 8:2, 3

The end of the Lord’s providence is to school us to faith. All too slowly do we learn the lesson. What a sweet series of sentences are those—”humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna.”

Deuteronomy 8:4

How much grace have we received in forty years! What wonders have we seen!

Deuteronomy 8:7-9

brass or copper.

Deuteronomy 8:10-14

Temptations grow out of prosperity. Has the Lord been very good to this household? let us not be lifted up so as to despise his poor people, or forsake his lowly worship, but the rather let us love our Lord the more.

Deuteronomy 8:17

O for grace to banish far from us all boasting. It is hateful both to God and man.

Deuteronomy 8:20

Yet were the Lord’s grace to be withdrawn, we should surely be disobedient and perish in our sins. Keep us, good Lord; keep us evermore.

 

I knew thee in the land of drought,

Thy comfort and control,

Thy truth encompass’d me about,

Thy love refresh’d my soul.

 

And if thine alter’d hand doth now

My sky with sunshine fill,

Who amid all so fair as thou?

Oh let me know thee still:

 

Still turn to thee in days of light,

As well as nights of care,

Thou brightest amid all that’s bright!

Thou fairest of the fair!

 

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