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Feb. 3 Devotion: Yesterdays Dependence


Yesterdays Dependence

Exodus 16:19-20 And Moses said, Let no man leave of it till the morning. [20] Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto Moses; but some of them left of it until the morning, and it bred worms, and stank: and Moses was wroth with them.

At this point in Scripture the Lord has heard the murmurings of the people about having nothing to eat in the wilderness. He has told Moses that they will have flesh in the evening and bread in the morning. The Lord says in verse 12 that He will do this and they will know that “I am the Lord your God.” You’ll then find the first morning they are sent manna that Moses tells them that it’s the bread the Lord has given them to eat. They are then instructed to only gather each day enough for them to eat with the exception of the sixth day. However, that first day some gathered more than needed and the next morning it stank and bred worms. They were to depend on God each day and trust that He would send the manna each morning for them to eat. When reading this portion of Scripture this week something really struck me. How dependent on God are we each day? It’s easy to get up on a church day and pray and seek God and depend on Him that day. What about Monday? Have you ever skipped reading the Word on a Monday with the attitude that you just spent a few hours in church the day before so that will suffice? Have you ever said to yourself that you’ll do more reading or studying today because tomorrow will be so busy you just aren’t sure you’ll have time? Nothing should take away from our daily time spent with the Lord. Nothing should keep us from depending and trusting Him in everything on a daily basis. You wouldn’t call your boss today and tell him you feel like you worked extra hard yesterday so you should get today off. Why then does our dependence on God fluctuate with our feelings or how busy we are in the world? Do you depend on Him daily or just when convenient or things are bad?

God bless you today! Bro. Josh Richardson

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