Topic: You Matter To Him!
[DCLM Daily Manna 20 July 2019 Daily Devotional by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi]
Text: Exodus 16:22-31 (KJV)
22 And it came to pass, that on the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for one man: and all the rulers of the congregation came and told Moses.
23 And he said unto them, This is that which the LORD hath said, To morrow is the rest of the holy sabbath unto the LORD: bake that which ye will bake to day, and seethe that ye will seethe; and that which remaineth over lay up for you to be kept until the morning.
24 And they laid it up till the morning, as Moses bade: and it did not stink, neither was there any worm therein.
25 And Moses said, Eat that to day; for to day is a sabbath unto the LORD: to day ye shall not find it in the field.
26 Six days ye shall gather it; but on the seventh day, which is the sabbath, in it there shall be none.
27 And it came to pass, that there went out some of the people on the seventh day for to gather, and they found none.
28 And the LORD said unto Moses, How long refuse ye to keep my commandments and my laws?
29 See, for that the LORD hath given you the sabbath, therefore he giveth you on the sixth day the bread of two days; abide ye every man 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 the name thereof Manna: and it was like coriander seed, white; and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey.
Key Verse: “And it came to pass, that on the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for one man; and all the rulers of the congregation came and told Moses” (Exodus 16:22).
George Muller, a renowned evangelist, built many orphanages at Ashley Down, England. Without salary, he relied solely on God to supply the money and food needed to support the hundreds of homeless children he accommodated in the name of Christ. Being a man of extraordinary faith, he kept a motto on his desk for many years that brought comfort, strength and confidence to his heart. It reads: “It matters to Him about you.” Muller believed that those words captured the meaning of (1 Peter 5:7) and he rested his claim for divine help on that truth. He testified at the end of his life that the Lord had never failed to supply all his needs.
The Israelites had complained of hunger and God had sent them bread from heaven with specific instructions. Although they were disobedient, He cared and provided food for them in the wilderness.
In view of life’s difficult circumstances, we are sometimes tempted to ask whether or not God really cares for us just as did Israel when they murmured against Moses because of hunger. As true Christians, we are precious in the sight of God. We were “not redeemed with corruptible things… But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.”
You can be rest assured that God who redeemed you from your sins loves you enough to provide for all your present needs. He knows your peculiar condition and He delights in providing for your needs, healing your sicknesses, delivering you from oppression and giving you joy in exchange for sadness. No matter how serious or terrible your situation may seem to be, rest assured that God is interested in your welfare. He has neither forgotten nor forsaken you.
Thought For The Day: Jesus redeemed you; you matter to Him.
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