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Welcome to all of you who are hungry
for your Daily Bread. And speaking of being hungry for bread, thatís what
our story is about today. We pick up with the children of Israel, on the
fifteenth day of the second month after they left Egypt. They are now in a
place called the wilderness of Sin, between Elim and Sinai. By this time,
their unleavened bread had run out and they were hungry.
The whole congregation whispered
behind Moses and Aaronís back in the wilderness. Then they said to Moses
and Aaron, we would rather have died by the power of God in Egypt where at
least we had as much meat and bread as we needed, but youíve brought us out
into the wilderness to kill us with hunger.
The Lord said to Moses, Iíll rain
bread from heaven for you and the people will go out and get a certain
amount every day so I can test them, whether theyíll walk in my law or
not. On the sixth day, there will be twice as much as they gather daily.
Moses and Aaron told the children of
Israel, tonight youíll know that the Lord has brought you out from the land
of Egypt and in the morning, then youíll see the glory of the Lord, that he
heard your whispering against Him. What have we done that you mumble about
us? The Lord will give you flesh to eat in the evening and in the morning,
plenty of bread because he hears your murmurings, but your murmurings are
not against us, they are against God.
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Moses told Aaron to say to Godís
people, Come near before the Lord: for He has heard your murmurings. As
Aaron spoke to them, they looked toward the wilderness and the magnificence
of the Lord appeared in the cloud.
The Lord told Moses, Iíve heard the
muttering of the children of Israel. Talk to them and tell them, In the
evening you will eat meat, and in the morning you will be filled with bread
and you will know that I am the Lord your God.
Why does God put up with it, you may
wonder. Why didnít He just let them go back to Egypt if thatís what they
wanted so badly, or let them just die in the wilderness for their doubt.
Well, if youíre a parent, you understand that no matter how many times your
child disobeys you or doubts you or takes advantage of you or hurts your
feelings, you still forgive them and love them. If youíre not a parent, you
may be able to understand it from a different viewpoint. There is probably
someone in your life that you have not listened to or doubted or taken
advantage of or hurt, and they still forgive you and love you. Our God
understands this so much clearer than any of us can. His grace goes far
beyond anything we can possibly hope to possess.
That evening, quails came up and
covered the camp and in the morning when the dew fell away there were round
things on the ground as small as frost. The children of Israel didnít know
what it was and Moses told them, This is the bread that the Lord has given
you to eat. King David refers to this bread from heaven as ďangelsí foodĒ
This is what the Lord has commanded,
Moses told them. Every man will gather whatever is needed for the people of
his tent, one omer for each person. Donít keep any until the morning. An
omer is 1/10 of an ephah and an ephah is 1.1 bushels. There was never too
much or too little.
Despite what Moses said, some of them
left it until the morning and it bred worms and stank, and Moses was angry
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Each morning they gathered it and when
the sun became hot, it melted. On the sixth day there was twice as much and
the rulers of the congregation came and told Moses. Moses explained, This
is what the Lord said. Tomorrow is the rest of the holy Sabbath to the
Lord. Bake what you need for today and boil what you need to boil and
whatever is left over, store it for the morning. They did what Moses said,
and it didnít stink and there were no worms in it. Moses said, Eat that
today, because today is a Sabbath to the Lord. Today you wonít find it in
the field. Six days youíll gather it but on the Sabbath there will be
none. Some people went out on the seventh day to gather, and they didnít
The Lord said to Moses, How long will
you disobey my commandments and my laws? I have given you two days worth of
bread on the sixth day. Let every man remain in his place on the seventh
day, and not go out. So the people rested on the seventh day.
The house of Israel called the name of
this bread, Manna. It was white like the color of coriander seed, and it
tasted like crackers made with honey. Moses said, This is what the Lord
commands. Fill an omer of it to be kept for your descendants, so they can
see the bread that I fed you with in the wilderness when I brought you out
of the land of Egypt.
Moses told Aaron, Take a pot and put
an omer full of manna in it and save it for the Lord, to be kept for your
generations. So Aaron prepared it and kept it before the Testimony. The
children of Israel ate manna for 40 years, until they came to the borders of
the Promised Land.