Then Moses said to them, ‘No one is to keep any of it until morning.’
20 However, some of them paid no attention to Moses; they kept part of it until morning, but it was full of maggots and began to smell. So Moses was angry with them.
God wanted His people to trust Him for their ‘daily bread.’
It is essential for us to obey what God says to us: first and foremost what He says in His written Word, but also as He speaks in that unmistakable ‘still, small voice’ to our spirits. We may not understand His instructions, but there will be consequences (and inevitable regret) if we do not obey.
Alec Motyer writes: ‘Let us learn the lesson: it is the will of God that gives purpose to life. There is always the ‘bigger picture’ of which he is aware and we are not…Obedience and blessing are conjoined twins.’ ‘The message of Exodus’, pp.181, 183.
“God is God. Because he is God, He is worthy of my trust and obedience. I will find rest nowhere but in His holy will that is unspeakably beyond my largest notions of what he is up to.” Elisabeth Elliot.
Mary’s words about her Son, addressed to the servants at the wedding in Cana, should be heeded by all disciples: “Do whatever he tells you.” (John 2:5).
PRAYER: Lord, please keep showing me the next step, and give me the grace to take it.