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Changing Lives Ministry
Daily Devotional
"grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus
Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity."
2 Peter 3:18

Holiness, Godliness, Usefulness
03/01/2015, by John Kincaid


Lesson 527: Anything But Manna

When God delivered the children of Israel out of slavery in Egypt, God provided manna for them to eat in the desert.

Like Adam and Eve, they began to doubt God as their loving father and provider. In their view, God was not enough.
 
Soon they rebelled against Him. They had a strong craving for meat. Numbers 11:4 God promised to provide fresh manna each day, but they hoarded it, just in case God didn’t deliver.
 
Exodus 16 explains that God was testing them, to see if they would obey Him. Instead they complained that God had sent them into the desert to starve to death.

They were not satisfied with God; they thought they deserved better.

They actually preferred slavery in Egypt under a cruel Pharaoh, rather than a perfect Father who loved them and faithfully provided their needs. Numbers 11:18
 
They remembered all the free food in Egypt: the variety, the spices. Now all they had was manna.

Numbers 11:5-6 They demonstrated what was most important to them: their appetite.

 
About This Series
The goal of this series is to become more useful in serving the Lord Jesus Christ, as an instrument in the Redeemer's hand. The theme verses for the series are Ephesians 4:22-24, Philemon 11, 2 Timothy 2:21

- to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds,
- and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
- Formerly he was useless to you, but now he is indeed useful to you and to me.
- Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work
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Changing Lives Ministries
Asheville, NC 28803

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Phone: (828) 318-9825

For Further Reading

These authors and books were
helpful in preparing this series:

Bryan Chapell:
   "Holiness by Grace"
Kris Lundgaard:
   "The Enemy Within"
Jerry Bridges:
   "The Pursuit of Holiness",
   "The Practice of Godliness",
   "Respectable Sins",
   "Trusting God",
   "The Discipline of Grace",
   "Transforming Grace"
Warren Wiersbe:
   "Bible Exposition Commentary"
A.W. Tozer:
   "The Pursuit of God", 
   "The Knowledge of the Holy"
J.I. Packer:
   "Rediscovering Holiness"
Russell D. Moore:
   "Tempted and Tried"
Paul Tripp: "Instruments
   in the Redeemer's Hands"
Timothy Lane & Paul Tripp:
   "How People Change"

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Unless otherwise noted, all Scriptures are from: The Holy Bible: English
Standard Version. 2001. Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.

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