In what way does God give us our food and the other necessities of life?

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God gives us our food and the other necessities of life through other creatures. He uses other people, animals, plants, earth, air, water, natural resources, the sun, etc. God’s will is that we earn our living from them through diligent work, trusting every day in His blessing.

Ps. 145:15-16: The eyes of all wait upon Thee; and Thou givest them their meat in due season. Thou openest Thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.

Gen. 3:19: In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread.

1 Pet. 5:7: Casting all your care upon Him, for He careth for you.

God can at times preserve people without the use of these usual means mentioned above, in a supernatural manner through miracles. He cared for the Israelites in this way during their journey in the wilderness (Deut. 8:3-4), Elijah at the home of the widow of Zarephath (1 Kings 17), and He fed people through miracles that Jesus performed (Joh. 6:1-15, Matt. 15:32-29).