Friday, February 16, 2018
Read : Exodus 16
Thoughts from: Gary Repovsch
Throughout the Bible, there is a recurring theme of “failing to remember what God says”. It begins in the Garden of Eden (Gen. 2: 15-17) when God places man in His garden to cultivate and keep it. Man has complete provision inside the garden except for one tree … the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Later, (Gen. 3: 1-6) when the serpent casts doubt on what God has said, both Adam and Eve fail to remember what God has said and are disobedient to God’s command.
Exodus 16 is but one of many stories in the Bible where God’s people, when faced with hard circumstances, fail to remember God’s faithfulness in all circumstances and start grumbling. If I wake up everyday with just (3) thoughts, believing with all my heart that God is always good, He is always faithful and He is in charge of my provision I can be certain that I will never fear my circumstances.
The Israelites, having just seen the parting of the Red Sea and God’s provision for their safety and their very lives, should have remembered God’s goodness, faithfulness and provision. It was the failure to remember that sank Adam and Eve, the Israelites and sinks us today in having faith without grumbling when things get hard.
We as believers have volition, a choice of whom and what we place our faith in. Choosing to believe God is good, He is faithful and He provides for all our needs allows us the freedom to live each day without fear. God is always good, always faithful and He is always in charge of our provisions.
And for those reasons, I am always grateful.