Then the Lord said to Moses, “Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you.” Exodus 16:4
“I’m starved to death!”
“What’s for supper?”
“There’s nothing to eat in the fridge!”
You’ve heard statements and questions like these. You’ve probably used a few yourself.
Hunger is a great motivator for complaining.
The newly freed Israelites became hungry and complained, “Oh, that we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the pots of meat and when we ate bread to the full! For you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger.” Exodus 16:3
The bread He gave was free. The people were free! All they need do it obey God’s commandment to gather enough for a day, leaving nothing overnight, and gather twice as much before the Sabbath.
God clearly told them what to do and sadly many could not follow those instructions.
“Jesus cannot possibly be the only way to heaven!”
“If I live a good life, I believe God will compare my good to my bad and I’ll be alright!”
“I’m saved and I’m free to do as I please!”
Jesus said, “Most assuredly, I say to you, Moses did not give you the bread from heaven, but My Father gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” John 6:32-33
God’s commandment is clear concerning The Bread of Life (Jesus) – if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Romans 10:9-10
God clearly instructs us what to do concerning salvation and sadly many will not follow those instructions.