Lunch Bite February 18, 2021
Sometimes in the rush to read the Word and get something quick that we can take away we miss a large part of the story. For lunch today God invites us to eat the food of angels to feast upon his Word. We do so by putting ourselves in the story of Israel and letting this reflect our own life with God where are we rebelling and disgruntled with God and how has God shown us patience in restraining Himself when we have. Are we telling our children about God both our physical children and our spiritual children?
Enjoy the bread of angels, the Words of God!
“I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings from of old, things that we have heard and known, that our fathers have told us.” (Psalm 78:2–3, ESV)
“He established a testimony in Jacob and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers to teach to their children, that the next generation might know them, the children yet unborn, and arise and tell them to their children, so that they should set their hope in God and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments; and that they should not be like their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation whose heart was not steadfast, whose spirit was not faithful to God.” (Psalm 78:5–8, ESV)
“He split rocks in the wilderness and gave them drink abundantly as from the deep. He made streams come out of the rock and caused waters to flow down like rivers. Yet they sinned still more against him, rebelling against the Most High in the desert. They tested God in their heart by demanding the food they craved. They spoke against God, saying, “Can God spread a table in the wilderness? He struck the rock so that water gushed out and streams overflowed. Can he also give bread or provide meat for his people?”” (Psalm 78:15–20, ESV)
“Therefore, when the Lord heard, he was full of wrath; a fire was kindled against Jacob; his anger rose against Israel, because they did not believe in God and did not trust his saving power. Yet he commanded the skies above and opened the doors of heaven, and he rained down on them manna to eat and gave them the grain of heaven. Man ate of the bread of the angels; he sent them food in abundance.” (Psalm 78:21–25, ESV)
“Their heart was not steadfast toward him; they were not faithful to his covenant. Yet he, being compassionate, atoned for their iniquity and did not destroy them; he restrained his anger often and did not stir up all his wrath. He remembered that they were but flesh, a wind that passes and comes not again. How often they rebelled against him in the wilderness and grieved him in the desert!” (Psalm 78:37–40, ESV)
“They tested God again and again and provoked the Holy One of Israel. They did not remember his power or the day when he redeemed them from the foe, when he performed his signs in Egypt and his marvels in the fields of Zoan.” (Psalm 78:41–43, ESV)