Short-term Memory

Re: Verse reading–Exodus 15:22-27; 16:1-18 (day two) 

So the people grumbled…vs 24. This word of complaint is just three verses removed from Miriam’s song “Sing to the Lord, for is highly exalted.” What were they expecting? Why so quick to turn to grumbling? Later in the chapter God provides bread from heaven. BREAD FROM HEAVEN! That’s pretty incredible provision. That too, however, will become tiresome to the Israelites. Just days removed from Egyptian captivity, with empty bellies all they could think about was how well they ate while they were slaves. Do you become myopic when it comes to the Lord’s call? The call to obedience may indeed require you to make uncomfortable sacrifices, but a bit of perspective is also required. Fixating on the Egyptian buffet made the Israelites forget 400 years of oppression. Are we short-sighted when it comes to the call of the Lord? Do we forget just how much he has already done for us? His provision is more than enough, it always has been.

Author: Aaron Hufty

Aaron Hufty is the Associate Pastor for Worship and Music at FBCSA.

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