A Charge to Remember

A Charge to Remember


2“And you shall remember the whole way that the LORD your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, that he might humble you, testing you to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep his commandments or not. 3And he humbled you and let you hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD. 4Your clothing did not wear out on you and your foot did not swell these forty years.”

God knew His people. Time and again, they had been unfaithful and tended to trust idols. Before they entered the land God had promised to give them, He charged them through Moses to remember Him and all He had done for them. God humbled them so they would understand that man does not live on bread alone. He provided food that no one had seen before and could not store for the next day, so that they would depend on Him totally for daily nourishment. He disciplined them as a father to his son because He wanted them to walk in His ways and receive His blessings. Today, we will look at three things God admonished His people to remember about their time in the wilderness.


• If God were to test what is in your heart, what do you think the test would reveal? How do you think this needs to change?

• How has God guided and provided for you and your family? Share three things He has done for you in the past year.

• How has God provided for you by preserving you and His provision for you?