The Daily Fountain Devotional Friday, July 1, 2022

The Daily Fountain Devotional Friday, July 1, 2022

The Daily Fountain Devotional Friday, July 1, 2022

The Daily Fountain Devotional Friday, July 1, 2022

The Daily Fountain Devotional Friday, July 1, 2022

Friday, July 1, 2022


TEXT: Exodus 16:1-18

1 And they took their journey from Elim, and all the congregation of the children of Israel came unto the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their departing out of the land of Egypt. 2 And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness: 3 And the children of Israel said unto them, Would to God we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh pots, and when we did eat bread to the full; for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger.

4 Then said the LORD unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or no. 5 And it shall come to pass, that on the sixth day they shall prepare that which they bring in; and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily. 6 And Moses and Aaron said unto all the children of Israel, At even, then ye shall know that the LORD hath brought you out from the land of Egypt:

7 And in the morning, then ye shall see the glory of the LORD; for that he heareth your murmurings against the LORD: and what are we, that ye murmur against us? 8 And Moses said, This shall be, when the LORD shall give you in the evening flesh to eat, and in the morning bread to the full; for that the LORD heareth your murmurings which ye murmur against him: and what are we? your murmurings are not against us, but against the LORD. 9 And Moses spake unto Aaron, Say unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, Come near before the LORD: for he hath heard your murmurings.

10 And it came to pass, as Aaron spake unto the whole congregation of the children of Israel, that they looked toward the wilderness, and, behold, the glory of the LORD appeared in the cloud. 11 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 12 I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel: speak unto them, saying, At even ye shall eat flesh, and in the morning ye shall be filled with bread; and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God.

13 And it came to pass, that at even the quails came up, and covered the camp: and in the morning the dew lay round about the host. 14 And when the dew that lay was gone up, behold, upon the face of the wilderness there lay a small round thing, as small as the hoar frost on the ground. 15 And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, It is manna: for they wist not what it was. And Moses said unto them, This is the bread which the LORD hath given you to eat.

16 This is the thing which the LORD hath commanded, Gather of it every man according to his eating, an omer for every man, according to the number of your persons; take ye every man for them which are in his tents. 17 And the children of Israel did so, and gathered, some more, some less. 18 And when they did mete it with an omer, he that gathered much had nothing over, and he that gathered little had no lack; they gathered every man according to his eating.

The Daily Fountain Devotional Friday, July 1, 2022


To murmur is to complain or grumble about a particular unpleasant thing or situation of life. Today's Bible reading is an account of a particular situation in the life of the Israelites during their journey in the wilderness on their way to the Promised Land. While in the wilderness, they murmured and complained about their new situation of life. They remembered how they ate bread and meat in Egypt. Little did they realize that their grumbling was not against Moses and Aaron but against the Lord of hosts, who led them out of Egypt with a strong and outstretched arm (Ps. 136: 10 -12). 

The Lord heard their murmurings and proved to them that nothing was impossible for Him (Luke 1:37). In the wilderness, a place without hope of food, the Lord provided meat and bread for them to the point of satisfaction (w. 11-15).
Brethren, we live in a world where nothing is permanent. Life and times change in line with the will of the Creator. There is time for everything (Eccl. 3: 1). As Christians, we are expected to have faith in God no matter what we are going through. We must realise that tough times never last but tough people do. In all situations, let us cast our cares on Him because He cares for us (2 Pet. 5:7). 

Murmuring is an expression of unbelief and this will not reveal the supremacy of God over your life and situation. Instead of murmuring or complaining, take time to praise the Lord, count your blessings and name them one by one. You need not to murmur but trust in God from whom comes your help every day (Psalm 121:l ff).

Prayer: Lord, give me grace to praise You, even when life situations are tough. Amen.
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