February 21st, 2014 | By admin
By Aunt Mary
We all look at our favorite piece of clothing and notice the wear and tear of use. More than once, we’ve had to give up and throw away one article we dearly love. It’s a shame, but when the children of Israel left Egypt and journeyed for forty years, their clothes did not wear out.
When you start thinking about their journey, they didn’t have the means or time to make new fabric, stitch clothes or make new shoes. They wore the same thing for forty years. It must not have faded in all the sun, nor did it rot as fabric does when kept for long periods of time.
In Deuteronomy 8:4 it says, “Your garments did not wear out on you, nor did your feet swell these forty years.” This could only have happened through God. It’s hard for us to think in this modern age that someone could walk for forty years and their feet not swell. I’m amazed by God’s power to do all these things to His children. He protected them more times than I can mention on this page.
Today, do we trust in God? Do we believe He is the Divine Authority and the Creator of the universe? There has been a lot of discussion about this lately. A scientist can surmise what he thinks, but we have the Word of God. God told us how the earth was created and how He took care of His people as they wandered through the desert.
I’m amazed at how people perceive the Bible today. They usually take the parts they like and leave the one’s they don’t like. As Christians, we need to take the whole Bible. It is God’s Word.
Look at your favorite piece of clothing. What if you had to wear it and only it for forty days? I believe most of us would complain about wearing the same thing. We are too used to variety. When the Israelites left Egypt, they didn’t have time to pack a suitcase. They left with what they had on their backs. They had no idea they would be in the desert for for that long. What should have taken a very short time ended up being forty years because of sin.
God blesses us each day in so many ways. Not only do we have several pieces of clothing and several pairs of shoes, but we have food, shelter and anything we want. Be content with what you have. Remember the Israelites had only one outfit and it lasted forty years.