Exodus 16:35 - Daily Manna.

Exodus 16:35 (NLT) So the people of Israel 
ate manna for forty years until they arrived at 
the land where they would settle. They ate manna 
until they came to the border of the land of 


God had promised to be their God, to take 
them to Himself as a people, and to lead them to 
a large and good land; but they were ready to 
faint at every obstacle encountered in the way to 
that land. In a marvelous manner He had brought 
them out from their bondage in Egypt, that He 
might elevate and ennoble them and make them a 
praise in the earth. But it was necessary for them 
to encounter difficulties and to endure 
privations. Had they possessed faith in Him, in view of 
all that He had wrought for them, they would 
cheerfully have borne inconvenience, privation, and 
even real suffering; but they were unwilling to 
trust the Lord any further than they could witness 
the continual evidences of His power. They 
forgot their bitter service in Egypt. They forgot 
the goodness and power of God displayed in their 
behalf in their deliverance from bondage. They 
forgot how their children had been spared when the 
destroying angel slew all the first-born of Egypt. They 
forgot the grand exhibition of divine power at the 
Red Sea. They forgot that while they had crossed 
safely in the path that had been opened for them, 
the armies of their enemies, attempting to 
follow them, had been overwhelmed by the waters of 
the sea. They saw and felt only their present 
inconveniences and trials; and instead of saying, God 
has done great things for us; whereas we were 
slaves, He is making of us a great nation, they 
talked of the hardness of the way, and wondered 
when their weary pilgrimage would end. PP292-293 
[Remnant SB] 

Every day of their travels they had been 
kept by a miracle of divine mercy. In all the way 
of Gods leading they had found water to 
refresh the thirsty, bread from heaven to satisfy 
their hunger, and peace and safety under the 
shadowy cloud by day and the pillar of fire by 
night. Angels had ministered to them as they 
climbed the rocky heights or threaded the rugged 
paths of the wilderness. Notwithstanding the 
hardships they had endured, there was not a feeble one 
in all their ranks. Their feet had not swollen 
in their long journeys, neither had their 
clothes grown old. God had subdued before them the 
fierce beasts of prey and the venomous reptiles of 
the forest and the desert. If with all these 
tokens of His love the people still continued to 
complain, the Lord would withdraw His protection until 
they should be led to appreciate His merciful 
care, and return to Him with repentance and 
humiliation. PP429 


Exactly What We Need
   In 1999, David Whipple bought a burger at 
a McDonalds in Logan, Utah, to use in a 
demonstration. He put it in his coat pocket and then forgot 
it was there. When his wife found it in the 
coat in 2013, he decided to store it in a tin 
from that point on. 
   Recently a reporter persuaded Whipple to 
take a look at the burger. Other than the pickle, 
which had disappeared, they concluded that it 
looked relatively the same after all those 
   When God provided food for the Israelites 
in the wilderness, they couldnt even keep it 
overnight. Otherwise, it would rot (except the extra 
they collected for the Sabbath). They called this 
food Manna, and they were to gather as much 
as they needed for the day. 
   Exodus 16 tells us, So the people of 
Israel did as they were told. Some gathered a lot, 
some only a little. But when they measured it 
out, everyone had just enough. Those who gathered 
a lot had nothing left over, and those who 
gathered only a little had enough. Each family had 
just what it needed (verses 17"18 NLT). 
   Lets think of Manna like Gods Word 
for a moment. Job said, I have not departed 
from the commandment of His lips; I have 
treasured the words of His mouth more than my 
necessary food (Job 23:12 NKJV). 
   We can find everything we need to know 
about God in the pages of Scripture. And we can 
find everything we need to know about life there 
as well. 
   The Bible says that Gods mercies are 
new every morning (Lamentations 3:23 NKJV). 
Every day, we should open the Bible and say, 
Lord, I need You to speak to me through this Book. 
I need to hear Your voice. 
   Dont live off yesterdays blessings. 
Start every day with the Word of God. [Greg Laurie 
from Harvest Ministries; 


   Since Ive cut down on carbs, I don't 
need to buy bread as often as I used to. This is 
a good thing - most of the time. Yesterday, I 
decided to have a sandwich for lunch. Thankfully, I 
found two slices left in the bread box. 
Unfortunately, both had greenish spots of mold beginning to 
form. It looked gross, but not as gross as what 
the Israelites found when they tried to hoard 
   God had rained down manna from heaven 
each morning and instructed the people to gather 
just enough for that day. Only on the sixth day, 
the people could gather twice as much to include 
their needs for the Sabbath since He didn't send 
the manna on their day of rest. Some Israelites 
disobeyed and gathered extra manna. By the next 
morning, it was full of maggots and smelled awful. 
   Both then and now, God wants His people 
to trust Him on a day-by-day basis to provide 
for their needs. Jesus's model prayer includes 
"Give us each day our daily bread" (Luke 11:3, 
NIV). He promises to provide exactly what we need 
and when we need it, as long as we walk humbly 
and obediently with Him. 
   Manna was a temporary fix for the 
Israelites; later, Jesus identified Himself as the true 
Bread of heaven in John 6. He added that if He is 
our source of nourishment, we will never go 
hungry. And we will live forever. Even if we're on a 
carb-free diet, we can never get too much of the Bread 
of Life. Dianne Neal Matthews 
   Faith Step: Whenever you eat a meal or a 
snack today, thank Jesus for providing both 
physical and spiritual nourishment on a daily basis. 
[Mornings With Jesus 2021 Devotional by Guideposts and 


Matthew 6:34 - Plan for Tomorrow but Live 
for Today. 



If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or 
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either 
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in 
hearing from you.  Thanks in advance and let's keep 
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred 


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