Manna was a test
Ed M.’s verse for today is Exodus 16.15. Short and not so sweet. Israel failed the test. Shall we pass?
The purpose of the manna was to teach dependence on the word of the Lord, Deuteronomy 8:3. In effect, the manna was a test, Exodus 16:4b; Deuteronomy 8:16. The survival of Israel depended on following the instruction of God, Exodus 15:26. The manna was also a gift. It provided Israel with food. It gave them lessons “for generations to come,” Exodus 16:22,23. It showed them who God was.
Oh, how I need to learn to trust God to provide for today!
Focus question: What divine instruction do I complain about? What provision from his hand leaves me discontent?