14 June 2018 Verse of the Day

Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.  (Proverbs 31:30 NASB)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.  Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with Yellow Creek Baptist Church:

Bread from Heaven
Exo 16:1
  The whole Israelite community set out from Elim and came to the Desert of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after they had come out of Egypt. 
Exo 16:2  In the desert the whole community grumbled against Moses and Aaron. 
Exo 16:3  The Israelites said to them, “If only we had died by the LORD’s hand in Egypt! There we sat around pots of meat and ate all the food we wanted, but you have brought us out into this desert to starve this entire assembly to death.” 
Exo 16:4  Then the LORD said to Moses, “I will rain down bread from heaven for you. The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day. In this way I will test them and see whether they will follow my instructions. 
Exo 16:5  On the sixth day they are to prepare what they bring in, and that is to be twice as much as they gather on the other days.” 
Exo 16:6  So Moses and Aaron said to all the Israelites, “In the evening you will know that it was the LORD who brought you out of Egypt, 
Exo 16:7  and in the morning you will see the glory of the LORD, because he has heard your grumbling against him. Who are we, that you should grumble against us?” 
Exo 16:8  Moses also said, “You will know that it was the LORD when he gives you meat to eat in the evening and all the bread you want in the morning, because he has heard your grumbling against him. Who are we? You are not grumbling against us, but against the LORD.” 
Exo 16:9  Then Moses told Aaron, “Say to the entire Israelite community, ‘Come before the LORD, for he has heard your grumbling.'” 
Exo 16:10  While Aaron was speaking to the whole Israelite community, they looked toward the desert, and there was the glory of the LORD appearing in the cloud. 
Exo 16:11  The LORD said to Moses, 
Exo 16:12  “I have heard the grumbling of the Israelites. Tell them, ‘At twilight you will eat meat, and in the morning you will be filled with bread. Then you will know that I am the LORD your God.'” 
Exo 16:13  That evening quail came and covered the camp, and in the morning there was a layer of dew around the camp. 
Exo 16:14  When the dew was gone, thin flakes like frost on the ground appeared on the desert floor. 
Exo 16:15  When the Israelites saw it, they said to each other, “What is it?” For they did not know what it was. Moses said to them, “It is the bread the LORD has given you to eat. 
Exo 16:16  This is what the LORD has commanded: ‘Everyone is to gather as much as they need. Take an omer for each person you have in your tent.'” 
Exo 16:17  The Israelites did as they were told; some gathered much, some little. 
Exo 16:18  And when they measured it by the omer, the one who gathered much did not have too much, and the one who gathered little did not have too little. Everyone had gathered just as much as they needed. 
Exo 16:19  Then Moses said to them, “No one is to keep any of it until morning.” 
Exo 16:20  However, some of them paid no attention to Moses; they kept part of it until morning, but it was full of maggots and began to smell. So Moses was angry with them. 
Exo 16:21  Each morning everyone gathered as much as they needed, and when the sun grew hot, it melted away. 
Exo 16:22  On the sixth day, they gathered twice as much—two omers for each person—and the leaders of the community came and reported this to Moses. 
Exo 16:23  He said to them, “This is what the LORD commanded: ‘Tomorrow is to be a day of sabbath rest, a holy sabbath to the LORD. So bake what you want to bake and boil what you want to boil. Save whatever is left and keep it until morning.'” 
Exo 16:24  So they saved it until morning, as Moses commanded, and it did not stink or get maggots in it. 
Exo 16:25  “Eat it today,” Moses said, “because today is a sabbath to the LORD. You will not find any of it on the ground today. 
Exo 16:26  Six days you are to gather it, but on the seventh day, the Sabbath, there will not be any.” 
Exo 16:27  Nevertheless, some of the people went out on the seventh day to gather it, but they found none. 
Exo 16:28  Then the LORD said to Moses, “How long will you refuse to keep my commands and my instructions? 
Exo 16:29  Bear in mind that the LORD has given you the Sabbath; that is why on the sixth day he gives you bread for two days. Everyone is to stay where they are on the seventh day; no one is to go out.” 
Exo 16:30  So the people rested on the seventh day. 
Exo 16:31  The people of Israel called the bread manna. It was white like coriander seed and tasted like wafers made with honey. 
Exo 16:32  Moses said, “This is what the LORD has commanded: ‘Take an omer of manna and keep it for the generations to come, so they can see the bread I gave you to eat in the wilderness when I brought you out of Egypt.'” 
Exo 16:33  So Moses said to Aaron, “Take a jar and put an omer of manna in it. Then place it before the LORD to be kept for the generations to come.” 
Exo 16:34  As the LORD commanded Moses, Aaron put the manna with the tablets of the covenant law, so that it might be preserved. 
Exo 16:35  The Israelites ate manna forty years, until they came to a land that was settled; they ate manna until they reached the border of Canaan. 
Exo 16:36  (An omer is one-tenth of an ephah.) 

Water from the Rock
Exo 17:1
  The whole Israelite community set out from the Desert of Sin, traveling from place to place as the LORD commanded. They camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink. 
Exo 17:2  So they quarreled with Moses and said, “Give us water to drink.” Moses replied, “Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you put the LORD to the test?” 
Exo 17:3  But the people were thirsty for water there, and they grumbled against Moses. They said, “Why did you bring us up out of Egypt to make us and our children and livestock die of thirst?” 
Exo 17:4  Then Moses cried out to the LORD, “What am I to do with these people? They are almost ready to stone me.” 
Exo 17:5  The LORD answered Moses, “Go out in front of the people. Take with you some of the elders of Israel and take in your hand the staff with which you struck the Nile, and go. 
Exo 17:6  I will stand there before you by the rock at Horeb. Strike the rock, and water will come out of it for the people to drink.” So Moses did this in the sight of the elders of Israel. 
Exo 17:7  And he called the place Massah and Meribah because the Israelites quarreled and because they tested the LORD saying, “Is the LORD among us or not?” 
Israel Defeats Amalek
Exo 17:8  The Amalekites came and attacked the Israelites at Rephidim. 
Exo 17:9  Moses said to Joshua, “Choose some of our men and go out to fight the Amalekites. Tomorrow I will stand on top of the hill with the staff of God in my hands.” 
Exo 17:10  So Joshua fought the Amalekites as Moses had ordered, and Moses, Aaron and Hur went to the top of the hill. 
Exo 17:11  As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites were winning. 
Exo 17:12  When Moses’ hands grew tired, they took a stone and put it under him and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held his hands up—one on one side, one on the other—so that his hands remained steady till sunset. 
Exo 17:13  So Joshua overcame the Amalekite army with the sword. 
Exo 17:14  Then the LORD said to Moses, “Write this on a scroll as something to be remembered and make sure that Joshua hears it, because I will completely blot out the name of Amalek from under heaven.” 
Exo 17:15  Moses built an altar and called it The LORD is my Banner. 
Exo 17:16  He said, “Because hands were lifted up against the throne of the LORD, the LORD will be at war against the Amalekites from generation to generation.”  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard