The old saying goes, the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach…The children of Israel had been on the road for about 6 weeks. By this point in the Exodus, The Israeli’s were given front row seats to some of the most amazing miracles one could imagine. Still, despite the show of power and amazing protection and provision, the chosen people are now wishing they were dead because they were hungry.
Suffice it to say, the Lord needed to start lesson two—God is faithful to supply all your needs, according to his glorious riches…So, as they were trudging to the goal behind a pillar of smoke by day and a pillar of fire by night; these people were provided water for two million. If that was not enough, God began raining perfectly healthy hypo-allergenic daily wafers that was perfectly being distributed among the families.
What a striking visible picture for the people to realize God’s provision and protection. They were no longer victims, they were no longer expected to remain SELF-sufficient. God called them to be free and trusting. They simply were being required to follow and learn.
The same requirement remains. God may no longer rain wafers, walk before us as a pillar of fire and smoke; but, he still protects, provides and prepares us for entrance into the new promised land—Heaven. We need to walk as a free people—holding on loosely to the trappings of this world culture.
We should start each day evaluating what is truly important and what is simply representations of a world gone mad. No possession, no relationship, no profession and no picture of the ideal life is worth trading for your eternal life. What’s more, Jesus said it quite clearly, “Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things will be added to you!” Matt 6:33
Is there anything more to say?
God Bless You
The whole Israelite community set out from Elim and came to the Desert of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after they had come out of Egypt. 2 In the desert the whole community grumbled against Moses and Aaron. 3 The Israelites said to them, “If only we had died by the Lord’s hand in Egypt! There we sat around pots of meat and ate all the food we wanted, but you have brought us out into this desert to starve this entire assembly to death.”
4 Then the Lord said to Moses, “I will rain down bread from heaven for you. The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day. In this way I will test them and see whether they will follow my instructions. 5 On the sixth day they are to prepare what they bring in, and that is to be twice as much as they gather on the other days.”