Read: Deuteronomy 8:1-20
During the wilderness journey, God protected the Israelites and gave them what they needed. He fed them with manna (the heavenly bread) and water from the rock and quail for meat. Their clothes and their sandals did not wear out. The pillar of cloud went before them during the day to show the way and the pillar of fire during the night to give them light. God gave all what they needed for their journey.
Still the rebellious generation died in the wilderness. God did not allow them to enter the Promised Land. God reminded the new generation that they should not forget the Lord by not keeping His commandments. Deut. 8:11 says, “Beware that you do not forget the Lord your God by not keeping His commandments, His judgments, and His statutes which I command you today.” They should always be careful to walk in His ways and fear Him. They should remember that it was the Lord who led the way for forty years in the wilderness and they should give thanks to Him for everything.
Children of God should always remember how God led them thus far and they should give Him thanksgiving. They should be careful to obey His commandments and walk in His ways as they expectantly wait to enter their permanent home in heaven.