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Week 6 Day 1
we are sometimes like the people of Israel wanting to be free yet wanting everything to be safe to be predictable to be harmoniouswe want our freedom to do what we please to go where we desire to say whatever we want to tell others what to do to tell others where to go to tell others how to belike them we are more willing to blame than to bless to condemn than to commend to criticize than to empathize
we often find ourselves in that tension wanting to be free wanting to be taken care of wanting to pursue our own pleasure wanting to deny responsibility for consequences we do not like
but our Lord said that you shall know experience understand the truth and the truth shall set you free
MIRACLES OF FOOD AND DRINK Living on daily bread requires that one trust God. Exodus 16 & 17
2 1The children of Israel came to the Wilderness of Sin, between Elim and Sinai, on the second month after they departed from Egypt. 2Then the whole congregation complained against Moses and Aaron 3and said, "You have brought us into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger." 11The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 1"I have heard the complaints. Speak to them, saying, 'At twilight you shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall be filled with bread.'"
13So it was that quails came up at evening and covered the camp, and in the morning the dew lay all around. 14When the layer of dew lifted, there was a small round substance, as fine as frost on the ground. 15When the children of Israel saw it, they said to one another, "What is it?" Moses said, "This is the bread the Lord has given you to eat. 16The Lord commanded: 'Let every man gather it according to each one's need, one omer for each person, according to the number of persons in his tent.'" 17The children of Israel did so and he who gathered much had nothing left over and he who gathered little had no lack. 19And Moses said, "Let no one leave any of it till morning." 20Notwithstanding they did not heed Moses. Some of them left part of it until morning, and it bred worms and stank. 21They gathered it every morning, every man according to his need. When the sun became hot, it melted. 22On the sixth day, they gathered twice as much. 23"This is what the Lord said: 'Tomorrow is a holy Sabbath. Bake what you will bake today, boil what you will boil; and lay up all that remains, until morning.'" 24So they laid it up till morning, and it did not stink, nor were there any worms in it. 35The children of Israel ate manna forty years, until they came to Canaan. 1Then all the congregation of the children of Israel set out on their journey from the Wilderness of Sin, according to the commandment of the Lord, and camped in Rephidim; but there was no water for the people to drink. 3The people complained against Moses, and said, "Why is it you have brought us up out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and livestock with thirst?" 4So Moses cried to the Lord, "What shall I do with this people?'' 5The Lord said to Moses, "Take with you some of the elders of Israel. Also take your rod. 6Behold I will stand before you on the rock in Horeb; you shall strike the rock, and water will come out of it, that the people may drink." This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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