Anglican Daily Fountain Devotional 2 July 2022 

TOPIC:  The Dependable God

TEXT: Exodus 16: 19-36(NKJV)
19. And Moses said, “Let no one leave any of it till morning.”
20. Notwithstanding they did not heed Moses. But some of them left part
of it until morning, and it bred worms and stank. And Moses was angry
with them.
21. So they gathered it every morning, every man according to his need.
And when the sun became hot, it melted.
22. And so it was, on the sixth day, [that] they gathered twice as much
bread, two omers for each one. And all the rulers of the congregation
came and told Moses.
23. Then he said to them, “This [is what] the LORD has said: ‘Tomorrow
[is] a Sabbath rest, a holy Sabbath to the LORD. Bake what you will bake
[today,] and boil what you will boil; and lay up for yourselves all that
remains, to be kept until morning.’ “
24. So they laid it up till morning, as Moses commanded; and it did not
stink, nor were there any worms in it.
25. Then Moses said, “Eat that today, for today [is] a Sabbath to the
LORD; today you will not find it in the field.
26. “Six days you shall gather it, but on the seventh day, [which is]
the Sabbath, there will be none.”
27. Now it happened [that some] of the people went out on the seventh
day to gather, but they found none.
28. And the LORD said to Moses, “How long do you refuse to keep My
commandments and My laws?
29. “See! For the LORD has given you the Sabbath; therefore He gives
you on the sixth day bread for two days. Let every man remain in his
place; let no man go out of his place on the seventh day.”
30. So the people rested on the seventh day.
31. And the house of Israel called its name Manna. And it [was] like
white coriander seed, and the taste of it [was] like wafers [made] with
32. Then Moses said, “This [is] the thing which the LORD has commanded:
‘Fill an omer with it, to be kept for your generations, that they may
see the bread with which I fed you in the wilderness, when I brought you
out of the land of Egypt.’ “
33. And Moses said to Aaron, “Take a pot and put an omer of manna in
it, and lay it up before the LORD, to be kept for your generations.”
34. As the LORD commanded Moses, so Aaron laid it up before the
Testimony, to be kept.
35. And the children of Israel ate manna forty years, until they came
to an inhabited land; they ate manna until they came to the border of
the land of Canaan.
36. Now an omer [is] one-tenth of an ephah.

Anglican Daily Fountain Devotional 2 July 2022  STUDY

In every aspect of life, God is awesome and could be depended upon. From today’s reading, we can deduce that when God instructed that nothing should be gathered till the following morning, the people gathered it in disobedience till the following morning and it bred worms and stank (vv. 19 -20).

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On the other hand, when God instructed that it should be gathered till the following morning because of Sabbath, the same manna remained fresh, it never bred worms nor became rotten (vv. 23-24). The manna that fell every day, at God’s instruction, stopped on the Sabbath day and continued the following morning (vv. 25-27).

Indeed, nothing is beyond God’s control, including your life. You can depend on Him for intervention and supplies at any point in time. No matter how hard things may be right now, God can handle them and give you reasons to rejoice. He can turn your situation around. All you need to do is to trust Him. If He could provide manna in the wilderness, He can meet your needs today. You will laugh and give testimony of His goodness as you
trust in Him.

PRAYER: Almighty God, let all things work together for my good. Help me
to depend on You the more, in Jesus’ name.