But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’ ” (Matthew 4:4 NKJV)
Did you notice that this verse is in present tense?
Every word that “proceeds”, not that ‘has proceeded’ or once ‘proceeded’ or will ‘proceed’….but “proceeds”!
Meaning; God is speaking!
God still speaks and the words He speaks are vital to our existence, they are sustenance for our soul.