The Lord provides. Through the provision of manna and water, the Lord sustains His people. Strong in Him, they press on to victory. This is a picture of the Christian life. Before we can be soldiers of Christ, we must receive our strength from the Lord. We come to Him, looking to Him for strength – His strength. Jesus is the Bread of Life. He is the Living Water (John 6:51: John 4:14). Strengthened by Him, we will not be defeated. We will be victorious – “more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” His love will give us the victory. “Nothing will be able to separate us from His love” (Romans 8:37-39). In the provision of manna and water, we see love. In the victory over the Amalekites, we see the victory of love: “Love has the victory forever.” The God who loved His people – revealing His love in the Exodus, maintaining His love in the wilderness – gave them the victory.