And in the morning you shall see the glory of the LORD, because he has heard your grumbling against the LORD. For what are we, that you grumble against us?
God had supernaturally delivered His people out of Egypt and providentially guided them into the wilderness. His providential reason was: “Lest the people change their minds when they see war and return to Egypt” (Ex. 13:17). He guided them into the more difficult way for their own protection.
Not long thereafter, though, the people started to grumble, remembering “when we sat by the meat pots and ate bread to the full” (Ex. 16:3). Furthermore, the supplies were running out. As we learn from their wilderness experience, we are to live “by every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD” (Deut. 8:3)—we are to “walk by faith, not by sight” (2 Cor. 5:7), trusting the Lord when there is a need.
God, however, was about to show His glory—the glory of His supernatural provision. He would provide for and sustain His people throughout their wilderness journey for forty years. In one sense all God’s provisions are the manifestations of His glory, while in another sense there are supernatural provisions that highlight His glory even more. All God’s provisions are the manifestations of His glory! Click To Tweet
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