Today's devotion is based on Exodus 16:26, "Six days you shall gather it, but on the seventh day, the Sabbath, there shall be none."
Our text for today tells us that the people were to gather twice as much bread as on the other days, for the Lord said that the next day was a holy Sabbath – a rest day where there shall be no bread.
The Sabbath for God's people to observe is to rest in their God and Father. To rest from, in this case, collecting food and other daily jobs and instead, resting in God – for he fully satisfies.
You and I have the invitation to the same. To take a break from your labors and rest in God. It's not only about resting from the work you do. Jesus calls us to rest in him when we are tired from the burden of sin, guilt, and shame. You see, Jesus nourishes, heals, and satisfies all of our needs in him. He forgives us because he died for us, taking on our sin, shame, and guilt and setting us free from slavery to sin. He continues to feed us by his Word daily. He continues to invite us to rest in him and live our new life daily.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Dear God, help me know more of your deep love and provision for all my needs and the needs of those I come in contact with each day. Feed me with your Word so that I am fully satisfied. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.