God’s Economy

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

Exodus 16:  Then the Lord said to Moses, “Behold, I will 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 or not they will walk in My instruction”.

God continues to be faithful in providing provision and protection to the Israelites.  God demonstrates His generosity and kindness to His People.  Yet, He “measures” it out on a daily basis.  Needs are met and obedience is required.  What lessons and insights could be gained by collecting manna each and every morning?  Perhaps God is teaching them (and us), faith and trust marked with daily discipline and determination is His recommended pattern for growth and grace.

The focus shifts from victory (centered more on man) to obedience (centered directly on God).  Sounds like Jesus’ prayer, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.”

Author: Scott Lane

Scott Lane is the Executive Pastor of Ministry at FBCSA.

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