Faith is the Hallmark II – CAC Living Water Devotional
THE LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE
Friday, April 9, 2021.
TOPIC: FAITH IS THE HALLMARK (II)
Read: Exodus 16:1-17
1 And they journeyed from Elim, and all the congregation of the children of Israel came to the Wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after they departed from the land of Egypt.
2 Then the whole congregation of the children of Israel complained against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness.
3 And the children of Israel said to them, “Oh, that we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the pots of meat and when we ate bread to the full! For you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger.”
4 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you. And the people shall go out and gather a certain quota every day, that I may test them, whether they will walk in My law or not.
5 And it shall be on the sixth day that they shall prepare what they bring in, and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily.”
6 Then Moses and Aaron said to all the children of Israel, “At evening you shall know that the LORD has brought you out of the land of Egypt.
7 And in the morning you shall see the glory of the LORD; for He hears your complaints against the LORD. But what are we, that you complain against us?”
8 Also Moses said, “ This shall be seen when the LORD gives you meat to eat in the evening, and in the morning bread to the full; for the LORD hears your complaints which you make against Him. And what are we? Your complaints are not against us but against the LORD.”
9 Then Moses spoke to Aaron, “Say to all the congregation of the children of Israel, ‘Come near before the LORD, for He has heard your complaints.’ ”
10 Now it came to pass, as Aaron spoke to the whole congregation of the children of Israel, that they looked toward the wilderness, and behold, the glory of the LORD appeared in the cloud.
11 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
12 “I have heard the complaints of the children of Israel. Speak to them, saying, ‘At twilight you shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall be filled with bread. And you shall know that I am the LORD your God.’ ”
13 So it was that quails came up at evening and covered the camp, and in the morning the dew lay all around the camp.
14 And when the layer of dew lifted, there, on the surface of the wilderness, was a small round substance, as fine as frost on the ground.
15 So when the children of Israel saw it, they said to one another, “What is it?” For they did not know what it was. And Moses said to them, “This is the bread which the LORD has given you to eat.
16 This is the thing which the LORD has commanded: ‘Let every man gather it according to each one’s need, one omer for each person, according to the number of persons; let every man take for those who are in his tent.’ ”
17 Then the children of Israel did so and gathered, some more, some less.
38 Now the k just shall live by faith; But if anyone draws back, My soul has no pleasure in him.” (Hebrews 10:38).
The believers work and walk with God must be faith based, nothing less than that. The Israelites continuous grumbled because they worked and walked by their fate than their faith, moving by the slight rather than by faith in God’s WORD. In a world where we experience natural scarcity of our human wants, problem of drug abuse, teenage pregnancy, rise in crime, racism, school drop-out, communities collapse high rate of divorce, empty/shallow relationship with God, uncontrolled desire for money and pleasure etc. The fate of man can no longer sustain him. Man must connect back with his Maker, and this can only be achieved by Faith in God, in whom all man’s challenges have their solutions (Matt.11:28).
The Israelites cried for food, and it was provided by God, effortlessly, along the line (Exo.16:8,13). The issues of life shouldn’t push us out of the boat of God. Rather they should keep us intact in the battle. Nothing moves or destabilise God. God has no pleasure in any one who draws back, for such may end in perdition (Heb.10:38). God is looking for men that will hold forth and not draw back. Life tries our faith (1 Pet.1:7). But these trials will also submit to us if we submit in faith to God.
Faith is what God normally looks for in man. Jesus would be attracted to act on man’s behalf when He sees faith, raw faith in our relationship with God cannot be overemphaasised. May we be equipped with the kind of faith that moves mountains to the glory of God (Matt.8:10; Mk.5:34).
- I receive grace to be victorious over the trials of my life.
- Pray for Christians all over the world whose faith is under terrorists threat.
- Pray for the deliverance of thsoe in kidnappers den.
EXTRA READINGS FOR TODAY:
Joshua 16:7-19:14; Luke 8:56-9:21.
Author: CAC Worldwide