All the commandments which I command thee this day shall ye observe to do, that ye may live, and multiply, and go in and possess the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers. And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no. And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live. Thy raiment waxed not old upon thee, neither did thy foot swell, these forty years. Thou shalt also consider in thine heart, that, as a man chasteneth his son, so the LORD thy God chasteneth thee. (Deuteronomy 8:1-5)
Today's Morsel: One of the things that we always were assured of on military road marches was that we were going to come home with blisters on our feet. There were times that I have had so many blisters on my feet from road marches that I could hardly stand up to walk. But not the children of Israel. They wandered in the desert for 40 years and Moses said that their feet did not even swell. They had no blisters from what I can tell. God not only looked out for their provisions, He looked out for their feet. And not a pedicurist or podiatrist anywhere in the desert, that I read about! Where have we gone wrong? All we hear about today is people with bad feet. A man told me that his feet were barking so bad that he thought they were beagles chasing rabbits. (Humor). Moses told the children of Israel that they should remember all the way which the LORD thy God led them the forty years in the wilderness; that it was to humble them, and to prove them, to know what was in their heart, whether they would keep His commandments or not. He told that that God had humbled them, and suffered them to hunger, and fed them with manna, which they knew not, neither did their fathers know; all so that He might make them know that man does live by bread only, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of the LORD. They were to remember that for forty years their clothes did not get old, and that their feet did not swell. You can read this account and know that when God places you on a journey, you don't have to worry about anything. He will provide for you and He will take care of you, no matter how long the journey lasts.
Sing: Walk with me Lord, walk with me, Walk with me Lord, walk with me; while I'm on this tedious journey, I want Jesus to walk with me.
Thought for Today: Is there anything to hard for the Lord?