Thursday, July 10, 2014

Fresh, Daily Manna Is The Best

"Then the Lord said to Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you. And the people shall go out and gather a certain quota every day, that I may test them, whether they will walk in My law or not."
Exodus 16:4 (NKJV)

When Israel traveled through the wilderness from Egypt to the Promised Land God supernaturally provided daily food for them that they called manna.  God gave instructions that the people should go out every day to gather some manna.  God also told them to gather twice as much on the sixth day so that they could rest on the Sabbath, that was the one special exception.  This was one way that God tested Israel to see if they would obey Him and do His Word.  Unfortunately the gathering of manna was one of the areas where Israel did not follow God's commands and they had problems because of it.

Again and again in their journey from Egypt to the Promised Land God took care of Israel.  God was there to give them what they needed when they needed it and the daily manna was a good illustration of this.  It says in Exodus 16:16-18 that each one gathered according to their need and while some gathered more than others each person had what they needed with no lack.  Some people disobeyed and tried to keep some of their manna for the next day.  But the manna they kept from one day to the next ended up stinking and was full of worms; they needed fresh manna every day.

There is a great lesson we can learn from this; just like Israel had to go every day to get the manna to meet their needs we must to go to God every day to get what we need.  If we don't go to God daily then we will lack the daily provision that God wants to give us.  Too many Christians do not have a regular time with God through reading His Word and in prayer and their life reflects this.  We all face challenges each day and God is ready to help us and give us the strength, encouragement, wisdom, and guidance that we need.  To be truly successful in life we need fresh, daily manna from God. Go to God today to get what you need!

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