Daily Scripture Reading: Psalms 78:19 KJV
Psalm 78:19 KJV
(19) Yea, they spake against God; they said, Can God furnish a table in the wilderness?
Today’s Devotional Is GOD’S BIGGESE AND BOUNTY
This is always the cry of unbelief. Can God? While the triumphant affirmation of faith is: God can. The combination of words can make all the difference! God can set up a table in the wilderness. Even in the wilderness, God can set up a table and our cup may overflow in the presence our enemies. Is He able to give bread? By the opening of His hands, He can satisfy every living thing’s desire. Our child is terribly possessed by the devil, and can Thou do any thing for us? All things are possible for those who believe.
40 years of wandering by the Israelites were due to their ability to look at their problems and ask God if He could overcome them. Only Caleb, Joshua, and Joshua turned away from the Canaanites, their fortified cities, to the One who had brought them there and promised to rescue them. People often refer to Giants with a capital “G” and fail to recognize the power of God. It’s no wonder they call themselves grasshoppers and then lose heart. We are all sons and daughters and “heirs” of God and joint-heirs in Christ. (Compare Num_13.33 and Rom_8.17.
Take a look back at the past and see what God has done. Remember that He has promised to finish what He started. If He gives water, He can surely give bread.
They ate and were satisfied. We are more inclined to pray when we are poor or in need. If our circumstances change and we have abundance, it is possible to see a shift in our attitude. We can easily become too self-indulgent and forget the needs of the rest of the world. Instead of realizing that we are still God’s pensioners, many people magnify themselves as if they were the only owners. This is probably why God keeps some people in poverty. There’s no greater temptation than to be rich. This is how God answers our daily prayer: “Lead not us into temptation!”
PRAYER for Today
We give thanks to Thee, our Heavenly Father, for the new mercies that each day brings, for all that Thou hast done for us, and for all that Thou withholds. We should be open to all that is good and useful. AMEN.