Day 22: Exodus 16-18
Moses, Aaron, Joshua, Israelites
*One month after they left
the Israelites started complaining Egypt
*God heard their prayers and fed them quail and manna (white and tasted like honey wafers)
*Everyone had just enough—just what they needed.
*If they tried to save it, it ruined and had maggots in it by morning. So that showed the Israelites to trust God daily. Also, it kept them for hoarding and selling the manna. People would have forgotten where the manna had come from if they could just buy it anywhere and forget about God.
*The Sabbath is a gift from God.
*They ate the same thing for 40 years… I know how tired I get of McDonald’s if I eat too much of it in a week!
*At the beginning of ch. 17, the Israelites complained again.
*We are also introduced to Joshua (kinda of an important feller… has a book and all ;) )
*Moses Father-in-law, Jethro, came and brought his kids and wife to visit. It was his idea to divide the workload of hearing cases and share the burden because Moses couldn’t do it all himself.
Verses that Jumped Out at Me:
Exodus 18:18—This job is too heavy a burden for you to handle all by yourself.
Who attacked the Israelites? What did Moses have to do for the entire battle?
Tomorrow’s Reading: Exodus 19-20
*To find the reading plan I’m doing, click on the “Our
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*On January 31st, I’ll have a giveaway (I’m doing this at the end of every month). It will have to do with the reading (so I hope you’re keeping up ;) ) This month’s prize is an ebook copy of my book CROSSING THE DEEP and a $5 Amazon Gift Card