When the devil tempted Jesus saying, “If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread,” Jesus answered, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.” (Luke 4:3-4) Jesus’ answer was taken from Deuteronomy 8:3.
We recognize the necessity of bread, that is, food to sustain physical life. But real life is more than that – there is a moral and spiritual side to human life. And for this we most certainly need the guidance of God’s word.
We live in an age in which there is too great an emphasis on the material and temporal. Our national concerns are over national security and economic conditions. These things are important. But knowing God’s word and living by that word is much more important.
The apostle Peter wrote: “All flesh is grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower thereof falls away: but the word of the Lord endures forever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.” (1 Peter 1:24-25).