13 ‘You came down on Mount Sinai; you spoke to them from heaven. You gave them regulations and laws that are just and right, and decrees and commands that are good. 14 You made known to them your holy Sabbath and gave them commands, decrees and laws through your servant Moses. 15 In their hunger you gave them bread from heaven and in their thirst you brought them water from the rock; you told them to go in and take possession of the land you had sworn with uplifted hand to give them.” NIV

The end of verse 15 takes us back to verses 7,8. God keeps His promises.

It strikes me that God “gave them bread from heaven” in a double sense. Yes, He gave them the “bread” of His Word (13,14). This contains a number of hearty, healthy ingredients, including both command and promise. But He also remarkably provided for their physical, material needs through forty years of journeying. (We will have further insights into this as we work through the prayer).

Jesus taught His disciples to pray: “Give us today our daily bread” (Matthew 6:11).

The Apostle Paul writes: “And my God will supply all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19). Note “needs” not ‘greeds’. Generations of believers have found that this same God is still able to spread a “table in the wilderness” (Psalm 78:19).