Yet the Lord says, “During the forty years that I led you through the wilderness, your clothes did not wear out, nor did the sandals on your feet. -Deuteronomy 29:5
I don’t know about you, but I don’t own a 40 year old pair of shoes. I have not held on to a pair of shoes for a long period time at all. Think about back in school when you HAD to have a new pair every year not just because your feet were a larger size, but because of style and want. This verse today, to me, is such an eye opener. How many times do we buy items that we just want and don’t really need or have to have?
God provides for us and most times we don’t realize it. We don’t keep our trust in Him to do all the things He really wants to do for us. Think about this clothes and shoes thing…
This is just another awesome example of God’s provisions for the Israelites. Not only did He keep them full and satisfied; although so many times they moaned and complained, but He kept them clothed from head to toe! Their clothes and shoes didn’t wear out. For forty years they were well taken care of! It’s not like they could run down to Walmart or Payless Shoes, Dillard’s, JC Penney or Sears…they had to be satisfied with what God provided for them. I know The Bible talks about their discontent. It’s such an example for us –of us. We are so dissatisfied with what God gives us. Don’t we need to be content, because God gives us what we need!?! Why do we buck against Him? We are sooo human.
I am dumb. I look to circumstances. I look to this world! Ug! I want to be satisfied with old shoes that don’t wear out because God makes it so! I know that sounds kind of silly, but it’s just a mirror of so many things in my life. I want to wholly trust in MY LORD to provide for me and my family. I want others to see that I am happy and content only because my God who is REAL provides me with all I need! This is my prayer today. This is my praise today: thank YOU LORD for opening my eyes to this verse. Amen!