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A Table in the Wilderness - Part 1 of 2

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July 17, 2021 8:00 pm

A Table in the Wilderness - Part 1 of 2

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July 17, 2021 8:00 pm

"Yea, they spake against God; they said, Can God furnish a table in the wilderness?" (Psalm78:19).

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Box 1737, Cincinnati, OH 4521 seventh, you can make a donation by going to our website Baptist Bible hour.or also find their articles and messages that we believe will be a blessing to him and in and in and in and in and in and some 107 lists several difficult and dangerous places where the Lord's people may find one of these is the wilderness – that's a dangerous place because in the daytime. The heat is very intense night. It becomes cold. It's described as a lonely place for the traveler can find no city to dwell in, do you sometimes feel like a lonely traveler in the wilderness of this world. If so, how do you respond look at Psalm 78 verse 19 EA base spake against God. They said can God furnish a table in the wilderness. My subject table in the world's is not incredible to think that these people who were so wonderfully favored and blasts spoke against God spoke against raise the question as to whether he could in fact prepare a table in the works. So as we look at that expression. First thing we consider is a deplorable condition. First they were unmindful I want to been done the first 10 says they kept not the covenant of God, and refused to walk in his law marvelous things that he and the site of their fathers in the land of Egypt.

God had done marvelous things for them things that they could readily quickly observe yet there raising the question, concoct, furnish, update, and the wilderness goes on following verse 10 to speak of the fact that he divided the sea and cause them to pass through that something that is repeated over and over in Scripture. So it's office or something that is of importance, something to which we should pay attention. That great display of God's power and parting the waters of the Red Sea and blessing his people to pass safely to the other side goes on to describe the fact that they were land with a cloud by day, specifically phrases it this way, and all night with the light a fire think that's interesting all the night so that when the time of darkness came needed to have that there were a fire to guide them.

It was all night that there was a light a fire, and then describe the fact that he brought streams out of Iraq, not just little trickle of water streams which we think years ago I was traveling going on a preaching appointment had some of my grandchildren with me.

Back in those days I noticed recently.

But in those days there were just in the subsidence along the highway say see Ruby fall. We had always been in too big a rush to go see Ruby fall but on this one occasion we decided we would go we go back through the cave get find it to the place and expecting to see this impressive fall and the stream of water was barely what would come out of a garden hose I boys areas there really fall. Suppose it was in the tapping here that it just didn't have much supply water coming when God gave his people.

Water, he brought streams out of Iraq, then in verse 17 says, and they send yet more against him by provoking the most high in the littleness and they attempted God in their heart by asking meet for their loss yeah base spake against God. They said can God furnish a table inspired marvelous blessings were already bestowed upon them, they raise the question they speak against God and God repair type furnish a tape in the wilderness verse 43 they remembered not his hand nor the day when he delivered them from the enemy how he had wrought his signs in Egypt, and his wonders in the field of so well. Think about the things he had done great things that they had forgotten about.

They did not remember the plans that God set up on the Egyptian so that his people might be delivered from bondage to turn the rivers. The blood they could not drink the water's descent a variety of flies in abundance became tremendously difficult for the people to cope with. That was an abundance of faults fact I recall correctly, it says something about when the women might be in the kitchen trying to prepare food that there were flaws all over the place and imagine that was a distressing thing which they wrote says I got to get in here and let the people go. Following that, to the caterpillars on the Lucas says it is destroyed vines with hail and treaties with France. He gave up cattle to hail and phlox the thunderbolts finally smoked the first four that all of these plagues sent the power of God that his people who had long been in bondage might go. Verse 52, but he made his own people to go forth like she put a contract.

These judgments set upon the Egyptians, even to the point of the death of the firstborn, but his own people he made to go forth like sheep and guided them in the wilderness, not a flop and let them home safely so that they feared not the sea overwhelm their income to the Red Sea, God parted the waters. His people passed over safely and then when the enemy attempted to do the same. They were drowned's they yet were unmindful of all of these marvelous displays of God's power. Are you sometimes unmindful of what has been done for you. If you're a child of God you were chosen in the covenant of grace from before the foundation were that a wonderful thing to consider.

You may sometimes feel to be in the desert place the wilderness theater to be very alone.

Nobody cares nobody understands what deed you will be marked down by divine election predestinated before the foundation of the world blessed beyond measure. Furthermore, paid the sin debt debt that you would incur due to the never paid related to the sacrifice of his son Jesus Christ, and he took away that part of stone that rebellious heart that would always say no and gave you a heart of flesh. That said, yes, truly to himself because he would never come of your own will.

He then adopted you hit to his family and oh how many marvelous things could be noted along the journey of life, but providentially he is intervened when an especially unique ways. He has blessed you and favorite you beyond anything you could anticipate you sometimes fail to remember these wonderful blessings of God old that we might remember and then not only did they not remember they were ungrateful for what they had. Verse 20 the hold he smoked the rock from the water gushed out the streams overflow.

Can he give Brad also conspired what had been thought that they raise the question can make give Brad also antennae provide/also for his people. Therefore, the Lord heard this and was wroth so fire was kindled against Jacob and anger also came up against Israel because they believed in God and trusted not his salvation. All the people have such a hard heart be so rebellious God is attainment of others, and the language indicates that it should be something that was set in order in preparation for got that God not only provide brand but/A grew weary of the manna God was writing it down from heaven's blessing on the database is more. Verse 23, though he had commanded the clouds above and opened the doors of heaven and it rained down manna upon them to eat and had given them of the corn in heaven mandated eat Angels food. He sent them meet the full as they complain and they said we want more than this man said all right not give it to you and God sent quails in abundance. For the next month. Birds were falling out of the sky like a hardly panel of all and they quails… I would come around their ears and it is enough is enough. You know sometimes you can murmur, complain about things complain about what you don't have but maybe God will give it to you. You find out that one such a good idea after all.

So he gave them their requests, but sent leanness into their soul might be something to complain about.

Continue ask for and it's not pleasing to God not part of the word. And finally I let you have along with it comes leanness of so some of the things that they had they had the sovereign God of heaven watching over them providing for them defending them, and yet they were not thankful for.

Even in the desert. They had an abundance of water and food rained down out of the sky and the promise of going to a land that flowed with milk and honey will favorite. They were how blessed they were blessed above all the nations of their and would pose the question, are you grateful for what you have. Colossians 315 fads and let the peace of God rule in your hearts to the which also ye are called in one body and the ye thankful a lot of time for the Bible is just so hard to understand. I just can't get the meaning you don't have any difficulty understanding this be ye thankful. So if you're complaining you're not thankful if you're around the learner murmur for your speaking to God, like the people it could not thankful. He said the ye Paul says in Philippians 411.

I have learned, in whatsoever state I am there with to be content. That doesn't mean that you become content during times of your spiritual slothfulness, carelessness, content with your circumstances content so that you're not a complainer but your one, giving thanks are you thankful for what you have and then they were unbelieving about what God could do back to the 19th verse gave a spake against God. They said can God furnish a table in the wilderness, even after punishment came upon them in verse 32 for all this place. Sin still believe not for his wonderful works and even when he judge them because of their rebellion and disobedience. They were not home to come back that biggest spirit once again and believe not for his wondrous works.

They question his power and his goodness, can God furnish a patent literature maybe just not willing to do that. It just not going to provide what we think we're entitled to receive God that was already providing what they needed, but the complain because it wasn't everything that they won't do you have question in your heart about what God can do. They were unmindful of more than one father. They were ungrateful for what they had and they were unbelieving about what God brings us then to a duty expected. First, we have a duty to remember these people were forgetful. They were not remember what God expects us to member and expected to remember the Passover was instituted so that the sacrificial lamb was offered annually as a reminder that it would require the Lamb of God to take away.

She and so they were to remember that in which their confidence and hope. Rest in our studies in the book of Joshua we observed that there were nine different places where they set up memorial 7K might not get one of those at the crossing of the Jordan, and a variety of other places that we pointed out, this went on in that study, God did not want his people to forget the blessings and mercies that they had enjoyed until there were memorials set and then there so many admonitions of Scripture trust that we should remember Psalm 10341. Bless the Lord, O my soul and all that is within me, bless his holy name.

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits to not forget recall remember them, keep them in your mind and in your heart and never look at second Peter chapter 1 verse 12 wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance, these things before of these things so you know, but I'm still put you in remembrance and be established in the present truth. Verse 13 yea I think it meet as long as I'm in this tabernacle to stir you up by what putting you in remembrance of light on a live theater said in this present tabernacle going to be stirring you up putting you in remembrance. Verse 15. Moreover, I will endeavor that she may be able after my decease to have all these things always in your we have a duty to remember admonitions to remember just as the children of Israel had the Passover to bring to their minds, what would have to transpire when the Messiah came, we have as we said in the message.

Last Sunday, the ordinance of the Lord's supper to help us remember prescriptions chapter 11 verse 23 the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread, and when he had given thanks, he break it and said, take, eat, this is my body which is broken for you. This do in remembrance of me.

Oh how vivid that member becomes when we sit at the Lord's table and partake of the Brandon of the wind that speaks of his broken body and his shed blood. We want not to neglect the privilege of sitting at his table and knowing its design stir are memory that we never forget what what what about you do you regularly come to the worship service that you might have your mind renewed by the preaching of the word in many circles today importance of preaching is downplayed there other types of productions and musical performances.

Discussion salon but God himself designed preaching and God's people will be impoverished if they failed to take advantage of being present that ever opportunity for the king of the word for sake not to simply give yourself together as a matter of some is so much the more as you see the day of do you regularly read the word if you're going to remember you need to really you need to be God you need to pray for his blessing as you read that the message of the might be impressed upon your mind that you do not forget you regularly fellowship with other believers.

How sometimes people feel like having fellowship. Put all their talking about tutors something that is little if any spiritual significance, but with about getting together reminding each other of the greatness and glory of God the how marvelous his promises are what they mean to father supporting his everyday and regularly fellowship with other believers will will be in and see this matter of serving the Lord is not just a selfish concern immediate enjoyment. We are to be considered other remembering the premium for the ministry and in that all Jesus Christ. Take time to write political the completion of the program until next week. At the same time. May the Lord richly bless you and will be in come to you under the direction of Elder Lucero Bradley Junior was only owed to the Baptist Bible Lord Cincinnati, OH 45217. That's the Baptist Bible Lord Cincinnati, OH 45217 and in

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