4th/5th December 2021.
Exodus Chapter 16: Manna from Heaven.
God promised food from Heaven in the night (16:4). The next morning, God sent special food from Heaven (16:13). We call it 'manna'. It was like coriander seed (Numbers 11:7). Every morning for six days each week the people gathered it into their pots. Then they ground the grains, boiled them in a pot and made them into cakes (11:8).
God told Moses, "Six days you are to gather it, but on the seventh day, the Sabbath, there will not be any." God wanted His people to rest on the seventh day so on the sixth day He gave them enough food for two days (Exodus 16:28-29).
The manna fell at night, so they got up early and gathered it. If they tried to keep it for the next day, it spoiled. On the sixth day they gathered enough for two days and it did not spoil on the seventh day (Sabbath). Always there was enough for the young and the old and the weak ones. No-one had too much; no-one had too little (16:17-18).
God sent manna from Heaven until the people came to Canaan (16:35). This supplied their daily need for bread for 40 days. The birds supplied their meat. God also guided the people through the desert and supplied their water.
1500 years later, Jesus spoke about the bread of Moses and called Himself the 'Bread of Heaven' who came to give us everlasting life (John 6:32-35,48-54,57-58). He said, "Those who feed on this bread will live forever."
Extracted from "THE BIRTH OF A NATION" Bible teaching commentary by Fred Morris, © 2007, 2012. [view here]
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