Author : Evangelist Daniel Sushanth
Would you believe it? I didn’t believe it until I read the Holy Bible. The Holy Bible is accessible to all, so I opened it to learn more.
Upon realizing that God provided sustenance to the Israelites for 40 years following their release from bondage in Egypt, I was filled with wonder. The fact that their daily sustenance was continuously provided by the Creator, rather than just for a single day, is truly astounding.
Although it may sound like a fictional tale, the events of God’s provision for the Israelites in the Bible are well-documented and verified. I encourage you to read the Holy Bible and discover these accounts for yourself, and if you come across any discrepancies, I welcome you to challenge them with me.
The account of God’s provision for the Israelites in the wilderness is a momentous occurrence in Jewish history and is observed annually during the festival of Sukkot, also known as the Feast of Tabernacles or the Feast of Booths. This festival serves as a celebration of the Israelite’s time in the wilderness and their dependence on God for sustenance.
According to Exodus 16:1-36, the Israelites complained to Moses and Aaron about their hunger, and God promised to provide them with manna, which rained down from the sky each morning, except for the Sabbath day.
God instructs the Israelites to gather only as much manna as they needed for that day, except for the day before the Sabbath when they were instructed to gather enough for two days. If they gathered more than they needed, the manna would spoil and become full of worms.
In the evening, a large number of quail birds came and covered the camp where the Israelites were staying. The Israelites were allowed to eat the quail, and it became a part of their diet during their journey in the wilderness.
Exodus 16:35 – The Israelites ate manna for forty years until they came to a land that was settled; they ate manna until they reached the border of Canaan.
The story serves as a reminder of God’s provision and care for his people, even in difficult circumstances. This was a miraculous provision from God to sustain the Israelites in their journey through the wilderness, as they did not have access to regular sources of food and water.
It demonstrates God’s care for His people and His ability to provide for their needs in miraculous ways. It also highlights the Israelite’s dependence on God for their survival, as they were unable to sustain themselves on their own in the harsh conditions of the wilderness.
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