Day thirty-seven ~ February 6: Today’s Tasting ~ Exodus 16-19: Israel gathered food called “what is it,” provided by the LORD daily, as it fell from heaven. Every sixth day they picked up enough “what is it” for two days. When they measured it out everyone always had just enough, with no leftovers. The food looked like little seeds and tasted like honey wafers.
On the seventh day the LORD had Israel rest from gathering food, calling a holy Sabbath day set apart for the Lord. Sabbath means:
- Be still
Thus, they were to:
- Be still and not gather food
- Reflect on what the LORD fed and how he sheltered them for the previous days
- Celebrate His power and love toward them
The Lord rescued Israel from evil and from the hand of the enemy on many occasions. He also revealed Himself to Moses and then to Israel at Mount Sinai.
Today’s Nourishment: Israel questioned the LORD, “Can God spread a table for us in the wilderness,” Psalm 78. They named the food, “what is it?” We seem to ask the same questions, “Can God spread a table in my circumstances to “What is this you have put on my plate?” Grumbling equals our saying, “Christ is not enough.” Is He enough in your circumstance? Can He feed you the necessities of life (love, joy, peace, etc) during your circumstances?
Lord, you are enough. You spread my table for me to:
- Be still and know that you are my God
- Reflect on your goodness to me
- Celebrate your table and celebrate that you are enough
Practice Sabbath – “be still, reflect, celebrate” the Lord for five minutes each day. Practice a full day each week of “be still and know that he is God; reflect on His goodness; celebrate His table and that He is enough.”
Share your Sabbath (be still, reflect, celebrate) with your friends:
Tomorrow’s Reading: Exodus 20-22:15