Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. 1 Cor. 15:58


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Let the Complaining Begin (Day 22/365)

Day 22: Exodus 16-18

Main People:
Moses, Aaron, Joshua, Israelites

Key Points:
*One month after they left Egypt, the Israelites started complaining

*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 Reading Plan for 2013” tab.

*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



  1. I just got finished teaching in Sunday School for the past few months on Moses and those complaining Israelites! Rich with applicable lessons and "I am Israel" moments. Of course, the 66-8 year olds I teach could not relate to the complaining Israelites...yet. lol...when I ask are we like the Israelites sometimes....they say - until I give them valid real life alternatives to manna and quail. ;)

  2. Lol, that's funny. Yeah, we'd *never* be like the Israelites... ;) I'm one every day if I want to be honest about it.