Exodus 16:3-4 – Miraculous Provider

Exodus 16:3-4
And the children of Israel said unto them, Would to God we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh pots, and when we did eat bread to the full; for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger.
4 Then said the Lord unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or no.

-Scripture constantly reminds us of the Lord’s promise to always take care of us.  “No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly” (Psalm 84:11).  “The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing” (Psalm 34:10).  “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want” (Psalm 23:1).  For a people who are always at the mercy of circumstances beyond our control, the Lord obviously realized the need to continuously reinforce His miraculous provision.  Consider the account here in Exodus; so certain is the Lord’s promise to provide, that the heavens will sooner rain bread than for God’s people to go hungry.  Oceans will be moved before God will allow His people to be trapped (Exodus 14).  God Himself died on a cross because He refused to allow the people He loved so dearly to remain captive to sin and death (John 3:16).  If the Lord can do all this, if the Lord HAS done all this; do you think He will have any difficulty bringing us through the relatively small troubles that we face individually?


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