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He Causes The Grass To Grow

Psalm 104:14 NKJV

He causes the grass to grow for the cattle, And vegetation for the service of man, That he may bring forth food from the earth.

The food which God brings forth out of the earth is the fruit of his works, which the earth is satisfied with. Observe how various and how valuable its products are.

For the cattle there is grass, and the beasts of prey, that live not on grass, feed on those that do; for man there is herb, a better sort of grass (and a dinner of herbs and roots is not to be despised); nay, he is furnished with wine, and oil, and bread. We may observe here, concerning our food, that which will help to make us both humble and thankful.

To make us humble let us consider that we have a necessary dependence upon God for all the supports of this life (we live upon alms; we are at his finding, for our own hands are not sufficient for us), - that our food comes all out of the earth, to remind us whence we ourselves were taken and whither we must return, - and that therefore we must not think to live by bread alone, for that will feed the body only, but must look into the word of God for the meat that endures to eternal life. - Matthew Henry

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