Exodus 16:3 – Don’t Get Too Comfortable

Daily Devotional Bible Verse

and the people of Israel said to them, “Would that we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the meat pots and ate bread to the full, for you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger.” (Exodus 16:3 ESV)

God has done a lot of crazy/awesome things for the Israelites. The 10 plagues have happened, God parted the Red Sea, saved them from the Egyptians, and now they want to go back because their stomachs are rumbling. Their hunger makes them forget what God had done. They had gotten comfortable having food in their stomach even if it meant being in slavery.

We must be careful to not read this and say we would never act like this toward God if he showed us all of these miracles and rescued us.  What we must remember though, is that God has rescued us from sin and his wrath to come.

Just as God was providing everything for the Israelites in the wilderness, he provides for us. Everything we have: our car, our family, our money, and our house are from God.  So, what is the comfort in your life that you can’t live without?   What would happen if God took away your car, downsized your house, or maybe cut your paycheck by a little? Are you going to complain to Him and forget all the things he has done for you in the past?  If we are brutally honest about ourselves, we would admit we are just like the Israelites who can get comfortable with a paycheck in the bank and food on the table everyday. Jesus never called us to live a life of comfort.

Look at your life and see if there is anything you can’t live without and ask God to help you rely on him and not that comfort.

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