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The Lord has led the people out of slavery and yet still they complain. This time it is about the lack of clean water to drink and food to eat.

God hears their complaints and supplies both though he commands them not to go out and collect manna on the Sabbath which is a day given to them by God on which to rest. Some still disobey Go’d clear instruction but they find no manna to collect on the Sabbath as God has provided double rations on the day before.

God is trying to teach the Israelites that obedience to Him will help them to learn that He is a trustworthy God. He tells them:

“I am the Lord who heals you.”

But as we hear in Matthew’s Gospel, many are called to the wedding supper but some are just too proud to wear the clothes of righteousness, too prous to accept God’s invitation, too busy enjoying the materialistic trappings of this world to even bother thinking about the promise that awaits them in the next.

And yet the psalmist reminds us that God is our protection and

“Though a mighty army surrounds me,

My heart will not be afraid.

Even if I am attacked,

I will remain confident.”

Obey God and trust in Him at all times and He will set you free!

Scripture: Exodus 15:19-17:7; Matthew 22:1-33; Psalm 27:1-6; Proverbs 6:20-26

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