Yes, he humbled you by letting you go hungry and then feeding you with manna, a food previously unknown to you and your ancestors. He did it to teach you that people do not live by bread alone; rather, we live by every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD. – Deut 8:3 (NLT)
How often do we let what people say affect our idea of who God is? Maybe we listen to preaching on YouTube, or listen to our pastor at church preach. And those people have great insights into God and His character. But if we let our knowledge about God simply be based on the experiences of others, we will be selling our relationship with God short.
We should love God and get to know Him through His word. Not through the ideas and words of others. Because there is power in getting to know God through reading the Bible. When we read the Bible, we allow it to speak into our hearts and lives.
Getting to know God for ourselves through the Bible is powerful. That’s when we will really understand who God is for ourselves. So if you haven’t, take some time to read your Bible. Find a version of the Bible online and read and get to know God through His word. When you do, you’ll realize how good He is and the awesome things He has in store for you!