Exodus 16:4 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.
God was going to give them the bread from heaven. Even in the bread that would fall from heaven He wanted them to learn to trust Him and obey.
He was going to give them all that they needed for every day. They were to pick up what they would need to get through each day knowing that the next day the food would be there.
It had to be hard not to think in terms of having extra, having some to spare. There must have been some questions in the minds of some of them. What if the bread doesn’t come tomorrow? What if I don’t have enough for my family?
Each of those questions would show doubt in the Lord. Real faith would allow them to obey. Doubt would cause them to disobey and try to get the next day’s bread.
Isn’t that how we live today? I know what God says but I am not sure that I can really trust Him. I have to take care of myself. I have to think of what I can do to look out for me, ole good old number 1!
Faith will bring obedience. Doubt will breed disobedience. Do you see a problem in your life like I do in mine?