Today the Israelites journey into the Wilderness of Sin and begin sinning with all their complaining. They start reminiscing about the “good ol’ days” back in Egypt…you know, where they were slaves and Pharaoh ordered their baby boys to be killed. 🤔 Once again the Lord provides for His grumbling group by sending them manna and quail. He also gives them specific instructions about gathering the food to teach them to trust in His daily provisions. This lesson is not easily learned. The next journey there is no water. The people complain AGAIN. God provides for them AGAIN. Next, the Amalekites attack Israel. (Remember them? Descendants of Esau, Jacob’s brother, that we read about on Jan 13.) This is when we meet Joshua. Moses tells Joshua to take some men and fight the Amalekites. Keep your eye on Joshua bc the Lord is training him up for an important task down the road. After the Israelites defeat the Amalekites, the Lord tells Moses to write “for a memorial in the book and recount it in the hearing of Joshua, that I will utterly blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven”. The Amalekites will show up again later in the Story. Then, Moses receives some wise advice from his father-in-law, Jethro, to appoint men to help him manage the people. We end the reading today with the Lord at Mount Sinai. Keep reading to find out the Lord’s instructions to His people.