For behold, the Lord God of hosts is taking away from Jerusalem and from Judah support and supply, all support of bread, and all support of water; the mighty man and the soldier, the judge and the prophet.
In Deuteronomy 8:3, Moses writes that “man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD”; and in Matthew 4, Jesus repeats these words in response to the devil’s temptation. See, this is the fundamental principle of spiritual living: God isn’t just our great provider, He’s our greatest provision. Whenever we come to Him only for our physical needs, we walk through life disgruntled. But when we taste and see that He is The Bread of Life and the Well of Living Water and the Tower of Refuge, then we’re able to walk with head held high even in the midst of chaos.
Christian, I encourage you to add your own personal melody to Psalm 46:1-2 and sing these inspired lyrics as your benediction for the day: “God is my refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore I will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea.”