32 Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, it is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. 33 For the bread of God is the bread that comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”
34 “Sir,” they said, “always give us this bread.”
I just love all the foreshadowing in the Old Testament with the manna and the bread of life, Jesus! God teaches us to be dependent on him daily, not just on Sundays. It is so interesting how the manna spoiled quickly almost as a forced dependency on the stiffnecked people.
When I grocery shop, I buy food for several days out of convenience. It’s efficient and easy. I think that is human nature, and God illuminates our priorities by showing us how easy it is to focus on filling our bellies, storing up for tomorrow and our fear of not having enough.
This commentary is a wonderful explanation of the purpose of the manna! (Below is the quiz for today – enjoy!)
At evening the quails came up, and the people caught with ease as many as they needed. The manna came down in dew. They called it to Manna, Manhu, to which means, to What is this? It is a portion; it is that which our God has allotted us, and we will take it, and be thankful. It was pleasant food; it was wholesome food. The manna was rained from heaven; it appeared, when the dew was gone, as a small round thing, as small as the hoar frost, like coriander seed, in colour like pearls. The manna fell only six days in the week, and in double quantity on the sixth day; it bred worms and became offensive if kept more than one day, excepting on the sabbath. The people had never seen it before. It could be ground in a mill, or beaten in a mortar, and was then made into cakes and baked. It continued the forty years the Israelites were in the wilderness, wherever they went, and ceased when they arrived in Canaan. All this shows how different it was from any thing found before, or found now. They were to gather the manna every morning. We are hereby taught, 1. To be prudent and diligent in providing food for ourselves and our households; with quietness working, and eating our own bread, not the bread of idleness or deceit. God’s bounty leaves room for man’s duty; it did so even when manna was rained; they must not eat till they have gathered. 2. To be content with enough. Those that have most, have for themselves but food and raiment; those that have least, generally have these; so that he who gathers much has nothing over, and he who gathers little has no lack.
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