Daily Bible Study
Green Bay, Wisconsin
July 22, 2021 4:18am CST
Day 39 Exodus 16:1 And they took their journey from Elim, and all the congregation of the children of Israel came unto the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their departing out of the land of Egypt. 2 And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness: 3 And the children of Israel said unto them, “Would to God we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh pots, and when we did eat bread to the full; for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger.” 4 Then said the LORD unto Moses, “Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or no. 5 “And it shall come to pass, that on the sixth day they shall prepare that which they bring in; and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily.” 6 And Moses and Aaron said unto all the children of Israel, “At even, then ye shall know that the LORD hath brought you out from the land of Egypt: 7 “And in the morning, then ye shall see the glory of the LORD; for that he hears your murmurings against the LORD: and what are we, that ye murmur against us?” 8 And Moses said, “This shall be, when the LORD shall give you in the evening flesh to eat, and in the morning bread to the full; for that the LORD hears your murmurings which ye murmur against him: and what are we? Your murmurings are not against us, but against the LORD.” 9 And Moses spoke unto Aaron, “Say unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, ‘Come near before the LORD: for he hath heard your murmurings.’” 10 And it came to pass, as Aaron spoke unto the whole congregation of the children of Israel, that they looked toward the wilderness, and, behold, the glory of the LORD appeared in the cloud. 11 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying, 12 “I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel: speak unto them, saying, ‘At even ye shall eat flesh, and in the morning ye shall be filled with bread; and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God.’” One thing people are good at is murmuring and complaining when things don’t go as planned. They blame the people trying to help them. They want to give up and turn back to what they’re familiar with even though it brought them much trouble. Israel was in the wilderness without food. They forgot the hardship they endured in Egypt as they complained and wanted to turn back. God told Moses what to expect as He told Moses He would prove Israel to know if they would obey Him. As Christians, you are like Israel, ready to complain when things don’t go right. You pray, but your prayers are complaints against God. You complain against the people trying to help you. You need to stop and remember where you came from, what God brought you through, and where He is leading you. When you do, you will see God’s hand of provision. God promised to lead Israel from Egypt to the Promised Land. With His promise, He would not let them die in the wilderness from hunger. He would provide everything they needed for the journey. His only request was obedience to His law. Today, you have the fulfillment of the law, Jesus Christ. His promises are the same as they were with Israel in the desert. He will provide everything you need. You only need to trust Him and give Him praise for His provision before He answers you. Isaiah 65:24 And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear. (KJV) Philippians 4:19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. (KJV) With God’s promises to provide everything you need for your life and health, you shouldn’t complain. Instead, give Him praise before you see His answer. Let’s pray: Father, help me praise You before I see Your answer to my need. Help me remember, You will never leave me or forsake me. Your promises are the answers to my prayers. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen. Copyright © 22 July 2021 by Valerie Routhieaux Image courtesy of Pixabay.
5 people like this
• United States
You ended the lesson with 2 of my favorite scriptures. Isaiah 65:24 And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear. Philippians 4:19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. They keep my faith strong. Have a blessed day.
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
Thank you for the prayer Valerie, it is a must to pray to tank whatever God has bestowed to us.This day, I am so thankful for I was able to create a new PP account. I am so overwhelmed with happiness and this helps me move on. I have to forget my previous PP account with money on it.