“It is natural to want more than we need, but it is spiritual to trust God for all He gives.”

Exodus 16:16-21
(16)  This is the thing which the LORD hath commanded, Gather of it every man according to his eating, an omer for every man, according to the number of your persons; take ye every man for them which are in his tents.
(17)  And the children of Israel did so, and gathered, some more, some less.
(18)  And when they did mete it with an omer, he that gathered much had nothing over, and he that gathered little had no lack; they gathered every man according to his eating.
(19)  And Moses said, Let no man leave of it till the morning.
(20)  Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto Moses; but some of them left of it until the morning, and it bred worms, and stank: and Moses was wroth with them.
(21)  And they gathered it every morning, every man according to his eating: and when the sun waxed hot, it melted.


Manna was a wafer-like food that God miraculously provided to the nation of Israel in the wilderness. The people were supposed to gather enough for their family for each day. They were not to let any remain until the morning, but gather fresh each day. However, some people left the manna until morning, contrary to God’s command. This account illustrates principles of God’s provision for our lives:

  1. God gives everyday.
  2. God gives enough for each day.
  3. What God gives, we must receive.
  4. We must be contented with what God allows us to have.

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