Apostle Grace Lubega
Numbers 11:9-10 (KJV); And when the dew fell upon the camp in the night, the manna fell upon it. Then Moses heard the people weep throughout their families, every man in the door of his tent: and the anger of the Lord was kindled greatly; Moses also was displeased.
During their journey through the wilderness, the children of Israel were fed with manna from heaven. It came freely without any effort either by planting or digging.
In time, they started to grumble and complain about God’s choice of food for them. In Numbers 11:13, the Bible reveals that they wanted a change and demanded meat.
Was there anything wrong with the manna? Of course not.
This attitude of the children of Israel is not unlike that of some Christians today.
Manna in this context represents the Word of God. Today, we have believers who take issue with ‘manna’ and start grumbling about its ability to sustain them. They have eaten it daily and are wondering why their lives are not changing. They have listened to different sermons but their circumstances are not getting better.
Ultimately, they start to blame the message. They make statements such as ‘maybe this message is not for me.’ They say, ‘ I need something ‘deeper’, I need meat.’
You should not blame manna when you have not yet understood what it is (Exodus 16:15). Instead of blaming the message, seek to understand what You have received thus far. The message in its purity has the answers you need. The question you must ask is, ‘have I really understood?’
Praise the Lord!
FURTHER STUDY: Exodus 16:15, Ephesians 1:17
GOLDEN NUGGET: Instead of blaming the message, seek to understand what You have received thus far. The message in its purity has the answers you need. The question you must ask is, ‘have I really understood?’
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for this word. Thank You for the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of who You are. I do not receive Your Word as mere information. I chew on it, meditate upon it, contemplate it and yield myself wholly to it. By this truth, I demonstrate its results in my life, in Jesus’ name, Amen.