August 3, 2020
August 3, 2020
“Remember the long way the Lord your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, in order to humble you, testing you to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep his commandments. He humbled you by letting you hunger, then by feeding you with manna, with which neither you nor your ancestors were acquainted, in order to make you understand that one does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord. The clothes on your back did not wear out and your feet did not swell these forty years. Know then in your heart that as a parent disciplines a child, so the Lord your God disciplines you.”
God brought the Israelites out of slavery, and then they walked in the wilderness for forty years. The Israelites complained a lot and even told Moses that it was better for them to be enslaved in Egypt than to wander through the wilderness. However, God still provided for them and tested their hearts in order for them to be free from the slavery of their minds. A verse that stands out to me is verse 4, which states “The clothes on your back did not wear out and your feet did not swell these forty years.” This verse in particular shows how much God cares for his people. Something so small and insignificant like clothes and shoes were taken care of by the God of the universe. God cares for us enough to take care of our clothes and shoes and enough to help us to grow in our faith in Him.
QUESTIONS FROM THE FIELD
- In what ways have you seen God provide for you?
- In what ways has God disciplined you?
FAMILY FIELD TALK
- What does discipline mean?
- Why do you think God provides for us?
Lord, help us to trust in you and notice ways you are providing for us. Thank you for loving us. Amen.