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June 1, 2016, 12:00 PM

Fresh Bread

By Greg Higgins


Too many people try living their lives on yesterday’s blessing and yesterday’s Word. This reminds me of the children of Israel wandering in the desert. The Lord sustained them for 40 years as they walked around the wilderness when they left Egypt. He gave them manna (bread) every day except on the Sabbath day.

What happened was the people were to gather enough bread for them and their family for that day. They did this every day. On the sixth day of the week, they would gather twice as much. This way they would have enough for that day and the Sabbath as well.

If they tried keeping manna left over, it was moldy and no good to eat. You only got enough for that day. Nothing more. God was trying to teach them a principle here. The principle was simply this: The Lord will sustain you every day of your life. It’s the Matthew 6:33 principle. Don’t worry about tomorrow because God will take care of these things.

Too many times, though, I see people who are just the opposite. We have church members who are trying to live off yesterday’s manna. What I mean by this is that we are trying to hang on to something that maybe wasn’t meant for today. Or perhaps it wasn’t even meant for us. Perhaps God gave the Word to someone else entirely.

The Children of Israel had to go out and gather the bread for their family. They didn’t rely on someone else to get some and bring it to them. That’s not the way God intended it to happen. The same holds true today. We are supposed to allow God to speak something fresh into our lives every day. He wants to. He’s just waiting on us. When will we stop living on stale manna? The choice is up to you.


- Greg

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