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God’s Care for His Children

Today’s Scripture: Exodus 16-18
Read it online at the Bible Gateway: (NIV) (NASB) (KJV) (The Message)

And my God will meet all your needs accordingto his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:19

When the Israelites’ supplies ran out, they accused Moses and Aaron of leading them out in the wilderness to kill them. Their complaint was really against God, for He was the one who had brought them forth out of the land of Egypt.

Now, you’d think they would quickly learn the lesson of the bountiful provision of God! But here they are, putting on a repeat performance and forgetting the long chain of miracles whereby God had delivered them, served them, and fed them. God didn’t forget His people, and once again He met their needs.

In addition to God’s provision of food and water, He sent them a management consultant in the person of Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law. Jethro watched Moses in action and saw that he was overworked and needed to delegate some responsibilities. He gave Moses some sound advice: “You must be the people’s representative before God and bring their disputes to him” (Exodus 18:19). Then he said, “Teach them the decrees and laws, and show them the way to live and the duties they are to perform.” He had to teach them the Word of God and then lead by example.

So in these three chapters, we see the God who provided food to eat, water to drink, and leadership to help meet their spiritual needs.

What is the greatest need in your life today? Maybe you need more money to meet the obligations of life. Or maybe you need a companion, friend, or advisor to help you through a time of aching loneliness or critical decision making. Whatever your need, let me encourage you to depend on God to meet it.


Lord, I trust You to meet all my needs. Amen.

To Ponder

God doesn’t deal with us as we deserve. God is love.

(The Navigators)