Monday, March 21, 2011

Our Daily Bread

My small group had a conversation about the manna God provided to the Israelites in the wilderness after leaving Egypt. It peaked my interest so I did some research and wanted to share what I found.

Did you know...
-Manna means “what is it?”

-Manna resembled a coriander seed – small, round white and sweet which represents the humility, perfection, purity and sweetness of Christ

-The Bible tells us that manna tasted like wafers made with honey

-Manna appeared with the morning dew. If it was not gathered in the morning, it would melt with the heat of the sun. Therefore we should spend time with God in the morning, before the day gets away from us.

-Each person was allowed 1 omer of manna which equals about 3 pints

-The Israelites gathered manna for only 6 days, on the 7th day the rested. God provided enough manna on the 6th day for both days.

-Aside from the 6th day, if the Israelites did not consume the manna for the day, it would spoil overnight. This reminds us not to hold on to 'yesterday's blessings'. God's mercy is new every day.


I don't know about you, but I'm always amazed by the craftiness of God. Not only did He provide the Israelites food for their bodies, He showed them a way to live. Praise God for His ways! I'm comforted to know that every gift that comes from God not only provides what I need but represents His love as well.

So, I have to ask...are you receiving your Daily Bread??

Be blessed,
Jennifer

“Then the Lord said to Moses, “I will rain down bread from heaven for you. The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day. In this way I will test them and see whether they will follow my instructions.” Exodus 16:4

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