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"And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, It is manna: for they wist not what it was. And Moses said unto them, this is the bread which the LORD hath given you to eat." (Exodus 16:15)
God provides for our every need as we make our journey to the land of promise. Even our daily bread.
Israel was on a journey. They did not have the time to plant crops, nor were they travelling through a place where there were lots of game to hunt. And they numbered in the millions. It would take a great deal of food to properly feed that many people.
But, that was no big deal for God! He would make bread fall from heaven for forty years. No sweat!
This bread appeared six days a week, none on the Sabbath. It appeared in round balls, light as frost. (v. 14)
It was to be gathered in the early morning, or it would disappear. (v. 21)
And you could not depend upon yesterday's bread. Each day, except on the Sabbath, you had to gather your bread. (v. 19)
They called it 'manna', which literally means, 'what is it?'. (v. 15)
And it had a taste all of its own! It was white, and tasted like honey! (v. 31) I think of graham crackers when i read this, though they are not white.
(A true southerner would think about grits!)
In the New Testament, Jesus said that He was the bread that came from heaven, giving life to whoever ate it. (John chapter 6)
The Bible is bread from heaven, as well! Each time you read the Bible, you are feeding your soul.
As in the days of Moses, daily bread is important, and absolutely necessary for good health and development. I recommend a good, healthy portion of prayer and Bible study each day. Don't worry about it ever running out. God will supply your daily ration all of your life.
So, gather it early, each day. And you will grow in the Lord, becoming strong in the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ.
From my heart to your heart.

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