Trusting Instructions

Sunday, March 17, 2019

“And Moses said to them, ‘Let no one leave any of the manna over until morning.’ But they did not listen to Moses; some left part of it until morning, and it bred worms and became foul.”

How hard is it for you to follow instructions?  Do you think you know better than the leader providing guidance? Are you more likely to test the instructions or follow them?  I am sure all of us have not listened to instructions at some point in our lives, whether they came from a parent or friend, an employer or senior colleague.  There must be a gene in all of us that likes to test authority. There was in some of the Israelites, for they didn’t listen to Moses. Now I am not suggesting that we follow blindly, but we have to consider the source and the track record of the one we are following. Moses had a proven track record with God and the Israelites had it experienced it firsthand. Yet, some of them decided to take their situation into their own hands. It’s not that they didn’t trust Moses, but they didn’t trust God.  When the landscape around us changes from lush meadows to a desolate wilderness will we be able to trust in God’s provision for our lives?


God, your faithfulness is from generation to generation, yet I find myself wondering if your provision will be enough sometimes. Do not turn away from me, when my doubts arise.  By your Spirit, give me the courage to trust you regardless of the landscape of my life. Amen.

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