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Exodus 16 - Grumble Honey

If God rewards His faithless people with honey flavored manna, how much more will He provide when your trust in Him is strong?

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Exodus 16 Summary

As the Israelites press farther into the wilderness, they get hungry... not just hungry, but hangry.

But as always, our gracious God provides. He gives the manna and quail in such a way that the people will be continually reminded of their daily reliance on God.

This passage also introduces the people to the concept of a weekly Sabbath for the first time as well.

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A month and a half.

That's all it took for the Israelites, who had seen with their own eyes arguably the most impressive miracle of all time when God parted the sea, to lose faith that God would continue to provide for them in the future. Not only had they seen the sea open up for them, but they'd seen the plagues God brought against Egypt and heard the agony of their Egyptian neighbors who all lost their firstborn, while the Israelites had been protected by the blood of the lamb.