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‘Our sufficiency is from God’ 2 Corinthians 3:5 NKJV

The Israelites were slaves in Egypt, tortured and beaten and desperate for freedom. So Moses shirt-fronted Pharaoh and demanded he set the Israelites free and finally, after quite a few plagues to convince him, he lets them go. The Israelites have got freedom and the promise of a new life in a new land. It’s all sorted. Well, for a few days anyway!

In the wilderness, God gave them food every day, called ‘manna’, but it wasn’t long before they were whingeing like grumpy toddlers. ‘If only we had meat to eat! We remember the fish we ate in Egypt at no cost; also the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions and garlic. But now we have lost our appetite; we never see anything but this manna!’ (Numbers 11:4–6 NIV)

They’d forgotten all about the whips and beatings, and instead all they remembered was the cucumbers! Now God had promised them a land where they could grow their own cucumbers, plus He threw in the added bonus of NOT being slaves. But before they enter the land and grow all veggies their hearts and taste buds desired, they needed to grow up. That meant learning to depend on Him.

Sometimes we think that growing up means not depending on others—but the reverse is true in God’s Kingdom. Growing with Him isn’t always easy, but we can’t go back. We have to learn to trust Him. God has great plans for you to grow. When it’s tough, don’t look back—just look to Him!

SoulFood: Hosea 6–10, Matt 21:18–32, Ps 8, Pro 14:9–12

word4today an adaptation of The Word For Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2024

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