Heaven's View Baptist Church
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Lay It Up

Posted by  Secretary  Apr 19, 2015

"Lay It Up"

The Bible tells us in the book of Exodus about a generation of people that God delivered from bondage in Egypt to a land that had been promised them on the other side of the Jordan River. In Chapter 16, we have the recorded account of the Children of Israel soon after starting their forty year journey through the wilderness. This trip would require obedience as well as faith.

Under God's authority, Moses told the people how the LORD would provide manna from Heaven for their nourishment every morning. They were to gather just enough for that one day and trust the LORD for the next day. The only exception was in preparation for the Sabbath. Because God rested upon the seventh day of creation, there would be no manna on the Sabbath Day. As a result, the children of Israel were allowed to gather enough on the sixth day to sustain them through the seventh. Chapter 16:24 says, "And they laid it up..."

Later in verse 33, of the same chapter, we find Moses telling Aaron to lay up some manna in a pot to be kept as a testimony to future generations. It is interesting to note that some manna was laid up for immediate use, while another portion of the manna was laid up to been seen of others in the future.

"But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where
neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves
do not break through nor steal:" Matthew 6:20

This week during our mission conference, each of us will have the opportunity to "lay up" some treasures in Heaven. Let's determine to be obedient to the Lord and by faith do more than ever before.

Pastor Darrell Roe