Bible Reading Plan (Day 63)

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DAY SIXTY-THREE — Exodus 16, Luke 19

Ex 16

The Israelites continue their journey.

Let me say that there is no meaning correlation between The Desert of Sin and the act of rebellion against God commonly called “sin.”

The have been wandering two months and fifteen days. The food stores they took with them have no doubt waned and the Israelites do as I do when hungry. Cranky-fest.

The Israelites so quickly forget the burden of slavery. They instead remember the sweet food they had while there. How like us, we remember the pleasures of sin and yet forget the dread consequences that accompany such acts.

 When they arrived at Elim, as you will recall, God said, “If you will diligently listen to the voice of the Lord your God, and do that which is right in his eyes, and give ear to his commandments and keep all his statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you that I put on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, your healer.” Now… He puts them to the test. When God reveals something to His people, He will test them to make sure they “get it.” As we read and understand the revealed Word of God we will be tested in what we read.

The Lord sets forth this: He will provide bread. For five days, gather one omer per person. The sixth day, gather two since the seventh day is a Sabbath and you can have leftovers. BUT! Do not gather more than your allotment.

So the bread comes and a few Israelites gather up a bit extra. The next day it is wormy and rotten. So Moses was angry with them.

The sixth day the people followed the rules and gathered double. We also see the pronouncement of rest on the Sabbath. This time, the leftovers were not in any way spoiled. But, of course, a few Israelites go out on the Sabbath to look around and gather more. Yet there is none. This time, The Lord is angry.

The Lord commands about 2 litres of it to be kept as a memorial of what happened. For forty years the Israelites eat this bread, called manna.

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Lk 19

When Jesus calls salvation comes.

There must be productivity on the part of those who are members of the Kingdom. They must seek to make it grow!

Oh, dear…. We enter the passion week again.

To quote a great preacher’s response to someones praise, “God can speak through rocks and donkeys.”

Jesus, it seems, weeps not because of the city’s destruction, but for the people’s lack of repentance.

The temple is not supposed to be a place of commerce where salvation is for sale. It is to be a place where people can gather and humble themselves before the Holy Lord.

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Questions to ponder:

*Explain how we can grow the Kingdom.

*Are coffee shops and bookstores in a church the same thing Jesus was so angry against? Explain.

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