// Read: Ex.16:19-27 //
19 And Moses told them, “Don’t leave it overnight.”

20 But of course some of them wouldn’t listen, and left it until morning; and when they looked, it was full of maggots and had a terrible odor; and Moses was very angry with them. 21 So they gathered the food morning by morning, each home according to its need; and when the sun became hot upon the ground, the food melted and disappeared. 22 On the sixth day there was twice as much as usual on the ground—four quarts instead of two; the leaders of the people came and asked Moses why this had happened.

23 And he told them, “Because the Lord has appointed tomorrow as a day of seriousness and rest, a holy Sabbath to the Lord when we must refrain from doing our daily tasks. So cook as much as you want to today, and keep what is left for tomorrow.”

24 And the next morning the food was wholesome and good, without maggots or odor. 25 Moses said, “This is your food for today, for today is the Sabbath to Jehovah and there will be no food on the ground today. 26 Gather the food for six days, but the seventh is a Sabbath, and there will be none there for you on that day.”

27 But some of the people went out anyway to gather food, even though it was the Sabbath, but there wasn’t any.

The same bread that stank and had worms the second day, in verse 24 did not get spoilt if picked on the sixth day! God is awesome! It is the reason behind this awesome wonder that makes doing things because others are doing it sinful. Is it what God expects of you? What is good for another Christian may be sinful to another, it all depends on God. Always take instruction from God for your life, do not copy your neighbour.

PRAYER: Pray for grace to depend totally on God for guidance.

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