DAY 132 - BIG PICTURE IN A YEAR - THE EXODUS
THEN THE LORD SAID TO MOSES, “BEHOLD, I AM ABOUT TO RAIN BREAD FROM HEAVEN FOR YOU, AND THE PEOPLE SHALL GO OUT AND GATHER A DAY’S PORTION EVERY DAY, THAT I MAY TEST THEM, WHETHER THEY WILL WALK IN MY LAW OR NOT
Exodus 16: 4
Reading: Exodus 16:1-5; Exodus 17:3-7
Today, we pick up our Exodus journey as the people of God are, once again, grumbling and complaining.
They are looking back to their time of slavery in Egypt and actually longing for those days again. It's amazing how quickly they forgot the harshness of their slave masters. Their grumbling revolved around what God was giving them to eat every day. They were tired of manna, they wanted meat. God said that He would provide quail in the evening for them. God is revealing Himself to them not just as their leader, warrior and shepherd but also as their provider.
As the people of God continued journeying through the wilderness God revealed Himself as provider. Their clothes did not wear out; He caused a steady flow of water from a rock to follow them and in the desert He sent bread and quail to His people daily.
All provision is from God. He may send it in the form of a salary payment, commission paid, a gift received, a harvest picked - it all comes from God. We can get so used to the source of provision that we forget it all comes from His hand.
Father, thank You that You are the source of all I receive. No matter what the human source may be, I recognize You, Lord, as my source and provider. Thank You for Your provision in my life.
For the family
Share a story with your kids of a time when God supplied or provided for a need in a way you were not expecting. Thank God for His provision.