Today’s devotion is based on Psalm 78:24, “He rained down manna for the people to eat, and he gave them the grain of heaven.”
Psalm 78 is a reminder to the Israelites of God’s incredible goodness to them in the past when he rescued them from Egypt and led them safely through the wilderness. They are encouraged to set their hope in God and not forget the works of God.
Despite the apparent works and goodness of God, the Israelites majored in complaining and rebellion. How could they do that?
Before we become too quick to judge them, let’s take a bit of a look at ourselves. How can we complain and rebel against the God who suffered and died for us and became the bread of life for us? But we do. How can we take God’s provision for granted or something that he owes us? God ‘rains down’ his blessings on us every day. He feeds us with his bread of life. Take the time today to repent of your sin and thank him for his provision.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: God, my loving provider, thank you for your provision and all the blessings you rain down on me. Forgive me for when I have rebelled against you, complained, taken your provision for granted or as a right, or wanted more, better or different than what you have given me. Help me to count blessings and trust you for my future needs. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.