Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up. (James 4:10)
"Pride" - A high opinion of one's own importance.
Ask your child if she/he would like to lead the family's prayer time. If not, pray a simple prayer and ask them to recite The Lord's Prayer when you are finished. Be sure to tell them that prayer is talking to God and that they can talk to God anytime about anything.
The Lord shall give you in the evening flesh to eat, and in the morning bread to the full; for that the Lord hears your murmurings which you murmur against him: and what are we? your murmurings are not against us, but against the Lord. (Exodus 16:8)
He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your fathers had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD. (Deuteronomy 8:3)
And you shall remember that the Lord your God led you all the way these forty years in the wilderness, to humble you and test you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not.
The act of or process of providing.
Take a few minutes to watch and review the video about Manna.
Ask the following questions:
Who were the people that complained to Moses?
What were they upset about?
What did God do for them?
What was it called?
What did the food taste like?
What rules did God give them?
Read Exodus 16: 1-8.
Why did the people say they should have died in Egypt?
How did God provide water?
If they followed God's commandments, what did he say would happen?
Why was it important for them to follow the rules about Manna?
How long did God's people remain in the wilderness?
Imagine that after asking someone for a piece of cake, they call you into the kitchen telling you to come get it. But instead of a cake, you see eggs, flour, sugar, and butter. You may not immediately realize it, but this is the cake you asked for, just not in the form you expected. This is what happened with the Israelites. They were hungry and prayed for food, but when God sent it, they were not sure what it was. It was the very thing they needed, even though it didn't come in the form they expected.
How do you think the Israelites felt when they knew that God had “rained down” food on them?
Why did God give the Israelites rules about the manna?
How does God provide for you?
Ask your children to repeat this prayer -
God thank You for always giving us what we need. We are sorry for the times we have complained about not having things. Help us to remember that You will always provide for us.