Exodus 15:27 ” Then they came to Elim,* where there were 12 springs and 70 palm trees, and they camped there near the water.” *Elim means trees.
The Scene: An oasis with several (12) spring waters bubbling up and many (70) palm trees shading the area, and other flora around the pool of water. (See Exodus 16 for further study.)
God gives us divine protection as believers in Jesus Christ, just as He gave the Israelites, when fleeing from Pharaoh and his army in Egypt. It was at Elim (trees) that God met their needs for water and for food giving them protection from their surroundings. The Israelites camped nearby the oasis at Elim, providing shade, comfort, and food, including manna (bread) and quail. Even though the Israelites continued to grumble and blame Moses for lack of their wants, God met their needs. How much more will He do for us, if we listen to what he says and follow His Word? James 1:22 “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.”
We can pray to our gracious, generous God, thanking Him for our many blessings, for our families, our nation, and we can ask for continued blessings, when we follow His commands.
Romans 12:12 “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”
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