Manna For Morons
I’m chuckling as I read back over some notes I’ve taken this week during my Bible study time. Yes, I just copy and pasted that. It was my response to Exodus 16:28.
Yes, as I read this week I found myself repeatedly asking, “Dear Lord, are these people morons or what?”
See, God kept telling the Israelites, and even Pharaoh, exactly what was going to happen and when. Each event occurred just as He said. You would think after plagues, after getting the Israelites out of Egypt, after parting the sea, water from a rock, and manna from heaven that these people would take His word at face value.
No. They didn’t.
They heard what was said, but every time they questioned. Every time they tried to find a backup plan. Every time they made themselves look like morons.
Has He provided a meal when you didn’t know where your next meal was coming from? Has a check come in the mail when you were down to counting pennies?
Has He rescued you from a situation that should have cost you your life? Has He blessed you beyond measure?
What has God already done in your life?
Then why, pray tell, are you out searching for manna today that He provided yesterday? Why are you looking for something to put back “just in case” when He’s got something already in store?
God didn’t lead me out of one place to leave me to die in a wilderness. He didn’t lead me out to watch me starve. He didn’t lead me out and then expect me to do it all on my own.
God has worked many a miracle on this journey and He’s provided for every single need along the way.
I don’t have to wonder if He’s looking at me, shaking His head, asking, “How long is she going to refuse to follow my commands and follow my instructions?”
Unfortunately, I know I’ve been just like the Israelites. Another manna seeking moron.
Time to stop trying to meet the need, and to start whole-heartedly seeking the One who meets all needs.
Are you seeking the manna or the manna Maker? One will feed us for a day, while the other will sustain us for all eternity.