TOPIC: RESOURCES FOR THE JOURNEY
[DCLM DAILY MANNA 24 SEPTEMBER 2018 DAILY DEVOTIONAL]
Text: Exodus 23:20-33 (KJV)
Key Verse: “And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee“ (Exodus 23:25).
It is expected of travellers to make good preparations for their journeys. Failure to prepare and plan ahead could be very costly. Good parents make adequate preparations for their children who are to travel. Apart from getting their luggage ready, they also contact friends and known individuals who can be of help. They ensure adequate resources for the success of the trip are provided.
Israel was on a journey from Egypt to Canaan and God, as a good Father, made adequate provisions for the journey. He knew Israel would be confronted with challenging and difficult terrains in the wilderness. He, therefore, sent His angel to lead the way and instructed the Israelites on how to maintain constant fellowship with this guide. The text for today contains specific promises of God for travellers. Ten times, God promised “I will”. He promised to guide the Israelites, be an enemy to their enemies, cut off their enemies, take sicknesses away from them and fulfil their days. What a faithful God He is!
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Like Israel in the wilderness, believers are also on a journey to the Promised Land. God has given us enough promises to help us overcome the enemy every day of our pilgrimage.
Dear reader, God has provided for your needs today. He thought ahead of your needs and has sent His word to take care of you. His guiding angel is available to lead, protect and assist you in every area of your life, if you follow His instruction.
Thought For The Day: God’s provisions far exceed man’s petitions.
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