Topic: He Who Never Forgets
[DCLM Daily Manna 28 March 2019 Daily Devotional by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi]
Text: Exodus 25:23-30 (KJV)
Key Verse: “And thou shalt set upon the table shewbread before me alway” (Exodus 25:30).
Noble Luther once said, “…the little bird upon the tree, he hath fed himself tonight – he knoweth not where his breakfast is tomorrow. He sitteth there while the winds rock the tree; he shuts his eyes, puts his head under his wing, and sleeps; and, when he awakes in the morning sings Mortals cease from toil and sorrow; God provideth for the morrow.” Such should be the confidence with which we must carry on as God’s children who live daily in His presence.
The table of shewbread was to be set before God always by the Hebrew priests of ancient Israel, with the golden dish of frankincense continually sending forth its sweet fragrance as a memorial to remind Him of His promised mercies, care and provision for His children. The twelve large unleavened cakes of the shewbread representing the twelves tribes of Israel were placed on a table made of wood, overlaid with gold to stand in the outer tabernacle. The bread was renewed every Sabbath day. The stale leaves were given to the priests for their domestic use.
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The shewbread or bread which was set forth would be more fairly described as “bread of His presence” since it was continually laid out in God’s presence. It had all the characteristics and significance of a great national meat offering, in which the twelve tribes were represented by twelves cakes. Every Israelite had the comforting assurance that as his tribe was represented by that continual offering, all his needs are provided for, and that Jehovah would never forget him.
If an Israelite under the old covenant could be assured of God’s abiding presence and His abundant provision, you should be more assured that God will never forget you. He will move you from disappointment to His appointment.
Thought For The Day: Worry is the dark room where negatives can develop.
The Bible In One Year: Deuteronomy 25-27