No matter how many times I’ve read the Bible, whenever I study it, new things emerge that I’ve never noticed before. This happened to me recently while studying Deuteronomy 8.

What hit me was not the “what” of the passage but rather the “why.”

After God explained to Israel “what” he had done for them—lead them through the wilderness and feed them with bread from heaven—he explained “why” he did what he did.

God’s “why” was captured in two words: heart and humility.