God promises that there will be enough for each day. Like the people of Israel, we need to open our eyes to the good things God provides each day. Too often we struggle with the concept of ‘enough’. We are given enough, and we are enough, by God’s grace!
Worship this weekend:
Saturday – 5:00 p.m. in the chapel
Sunday – 8:30 a.m. traditional worship
9:30 a.m. Sunday School and fellowship hour
10:30 a.m. contemporary worship
Devotions for this week:
God Provides Manna, Exodus 16:1-18 October 8, 2017
SHARE: What was a high point of your day? What was a low point?
READ: Read the following daily readings to deepen your understanding
Sunday, Exodus 16:1-18, God Provides Manna
Monday, Exodus 18:13-27, Jethro’s Advice
Tuesday, Exodus 20:1-21, The Ten Commandments
Wednesday, Exodus 25:10-22, The Ark of the Covenant
Thursday, Exodus 32:1-35, The Golden Calf
Friday, 1 Samuel 1:1-28, Samuel’s Birth and Dedication
Saturday, 1 Samuel 2:1-10, Hannah’s Prayer
TALK: Consider some of these ideas:
“I have heard the complaining of the Israelites; say to them, ‘At twilight you shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall have your fill of bread; then you shall know that I am the Lord your God.’” (Exodus 16:12)
God has looked after the Israelites as a loving parent would: first showing them the way out of slavery, then feeding and guiding them through the wilderness. And the people respond with all the gratitude of petulant children.
- How, when, and with whom do you eat? Tell about your favorite mealtime experiences, and how food brought you together.
- How many different ways could the Israelites have prepared manna and quail? What would you hope to eat if you were starving?
PRAY: Giving Lord, you have been generous beyond measure to your children. Open our hearts in gratitude for all that we have received, that we might give you the praise and honor befitting your goodness. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
BLESS: May God provide for your every need. Amen.