Focus verses: Exodus 16:4-36
Hungry in the wilderness, the Israelites were fed by God’s provision of manna. They needed, and He supplied. And they kept a portion of it at God’s command for a memorial. What was so important for them to remember?
But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. Matthew 4:4 (KJV)
It is appropriate that we study God’s word daily. It becomes our bread. But did you notice that manna was gathered on six days only. They were commanded a sabbath on the seventh day. So what are we to make of this?
Perhaps that even in the study of God’s word, we need to take a rest. Maybe we should take that seventh day just to revel in the presence of the lord.
What would happen if we took that seventh day off from study? Would we come back on the eighth day refreshed, restored and ready to study the more earnestly.
Help us to see that Your laws are for our benefit. Grant us the grace to recognize when we need a sabbath and the wisdom to take it.