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GOD IN THE ARK: PROVIDER

Behind the second veil there was a tabernacle which is called the Holy of Holies, having a golden altar of incense and the ark of the covenant covered on all sides with gold, in which was a golden jar holding the manna, and Aaron’s rod which budded, and the tables of the covenant. Hebrews 9:3-4

In the Holy of Holies, there was the Ark of the Covenant. One day each year, on the Day of Atonement, the high priest would enter to make the sacrifice and sprinkle the blood to atone for the sins of the nation of Israel. The tabernacle was a symbol of the presence of God among His people, and the Holy of Holies is where His true glory shone above the ark. Inside the ark were articles that are a testimony to His attributes and personality.

How wonderful it is to have a God who provides like a honeycomb, just naturally overflowing with sweetness!

Dr. Tony Evans has said that there are three types of givers: the flint, the sponge, and the honeycomb. To get anything out of a flint you must hammer it, but you get only chips and sparks. To get anything out of a sponge you must squeeze it. The more pressure you use, the more you get. But the honeycomb just naturally overflows with sweetness.
Genesis 22 details the account of how God led Abraham and Isaac to go to the area of Mt. Moriah to offer Isaac as a burnt offering. When Isaac asked about the ram for the offering, Abraham replied that God would provide the offering, which He eventually did. They called that place “The Lord Will Provide” which in the Hebrew is Jehovah Jireh.
In the Ark of the Covenant, there were three different articles. One of them was a “golden jar holding the manna.” The manna was provided by God in Exodus 16 when the Israelites were grumbling about having little to eat. Even when they grumbled against God, He heard their grumblings and responded lovingly.
Jesus even challenged us to “consider the lilies of the field.” They don’t work and sweat for their beauty, but God tends to them to make certain that they still bloom. If God takes such good care of flowers, how much more will He take care of us, His greatest creation, and those whom He sent His Son to redeem?
The Lord is good to provide the great things and the small things. He gives us food, shelter, clothing and salvation. Not only that, but He tends to the little details in our everyday lives, providing for the little blessings that enrich us.
How wonderful it is to have a God who provides like a honeycomb, just naturally overflowing with sweetness!

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