Grumbling #2 Food *Ex. 16:1-32

Exodus 16:1-32
It’s been one month since God used Moses to deliver His people from bondage and slavery. God made a covenant with His people that if they carefully listened to His voice and did what was right in His eyes, then He would bless them, keep them healthy, and heal them.
God was testing them to see what they would do in times of difficulty. They grumbled again (second time) and failed miserably. Not one thankful word came out of their mouths. They even went as far as saying God wanted to starve them to death, and they were better off in bondage and cruel oppression because they could eat the food they wanted. How absurd!
God, again in His faithfulness, provided food for them called manna – a sweet bread from heaven. Each morning the people would gather as much as they wanted to eat for that day. God is not stingy!!! Whatever a person gathered was enough – not too much and not lacking. With this provision God also tested His people to see if they would put their trust in Him and for providing what was spoken to them by their leader Moses. God also provided meat for them to eat in the evening by giving them quail.
The choice was theirs to make – to trust God’s word. We have the same choice – the choice is ours to make. Will we trust God to take care of us physically or not? Will we follow God’s instruction and be blessed or not? God is teaching His people that He, God Almighty, can do the impossible. He can and will provide for all our needs. Just call upon His Name and trust He will answer. Note: God’s way is best, so He will answer the prayer(s) as He sees best.
All this to say God is loving and kind. He’s building a relationship with His people so that they will know that He alone is the One true God. And that He loves them and wants to care, provide, and protect His people.
The choice is ours to make as well. Do you trust God completely with your life? I mean really trust Him – in everything, with everything, no matter what happens? The question is posed. The choice is yours and only yours to make. David wrote: “O taste and see how good the Lord is, happy is the man who takes refuge in Him.” Psalm 34:8


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