Genesis 15: 4-21, 21: 1-2
In Genesis 15: 4-21, God makes a covenant with Abraham. Promising him a son coming from his own body, and that his descendents will be as numerous as the stars in the night. With that God also promised him the land of Ur and of the Chaldeans, while his descendants will also be granted lands of their own and become a great nation.
Later in 21: 1-2, God granted Sarah and Abraham a child in their old age, keeping his promise. His child grew up, increasing his descendents, and making Abrahams line a great nation. God stays true to his word, and fulfills the impossible. One should never falter in faith for God, because he is faithful.
Exodus 16: 4-8
After escaping Egypt and wandering in the desert, the Israelites began to whine about hunger. They started to lose faith in God, even after he had performed so many miracles for them, and cursed Moses for bringing them out of Egypt. As a result of this, God rained down manna in the morning and quail during the evening for the Israelites. The Israelites were unthankful people, and did not obey God’s word along with blaming God for all their misfortunes. Truly they were unworthy of the Lords kindness, but he was gracious and placed food and water among them as they had asked.
Exodus 20: 5-6
As Moses was on Mt. Sinai receiving the Ten Commandments from the Lord, God stated that we shall have no other gods before him, and neither shall we create for ourselves an idol in any form or shape of anything in heaven nor earth. We are forbidden to worshiping them, for God claims to be a jealous God, who punishes sinners and their descendents to the third and fourth generation, but bestows love upon those who love him and thousands of their generations.
While still on Mt. Sinai, God saw the Israelites worshipping a golden calf. This angered the Lord and, with his fury/jealousy, he threatened to destroy them. For they were...