“There are very few people
who realise what God would make of them
if they abandoned themselves into his hands,
and let themselves be formed by his grace. (Saint Ignatius)
I ask for the grace to trust myself totally to God’s love.”
From today’s sacredspace.ie.
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?
This verse, two actually, came with a double wallop this morning. I even used the NET Bible translation to render it in Portuguese to share.