Promise of the Day: Basic Training


Today’s Promise is Deuteronomy 8:3 NKJV:

“So He humbled you, allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna which you did not know nor did your fathers know, that He might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the Lord.”


Most believers recognize the last part of this verse as one of the Torah quotes Jesus used to defeat Satan in the wilderness as He wielded God’s Word like a mighty sword. But take a look at the first part of the verse. God humbled the Israelites with adversity to train them to look to Him alone as their provider and protector. Just as Jesus humbled Himself by fasting to gain the upper hand over the enemy, God will humble those he redeems, through trials and adversity. He does so in order to strengthen our faith in Him and grow us into mature warriors for His Kingdom. This is our basic training. Accepting adversity in humility, with praise and thanksgiving, is an indication that we are submitting to God’s instruction and allowing Him to grow us to maturity. Believing the God of all creation has His heart set on us makes it all possible.


Heavenly Father, Your trials are hard. But Your grace sustained Your Son in the wilderness, brought Him victory over the enemy, and enabled Him to fulfill His purpose on earth. I believe Your grace sustains me, and that, at the end of each trial, my faith in You will be stronger than ever. Thank you, Lord, for loving me so much that You would teach me to trust only in You, that You might fulfill Your purpose in me, in Jesus name. Amen.

Have a victorious day in the Lord!


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