How to Make Christ Our Very Own
Jesse M. Hendley
If you have your Bibles, now friends, turn with me to Exodus the 16th chapter and verses 15 through 22, for today and we are studying the giving of the manna as God gave to his people in the desert, food to eat. Bread from heaven, directly from God. They had no other means of support by the Lord. And my beloved friends, when we enter the Christian life we look to God to supply all of our needs. You remember that great passage in Philippians, "My God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus." And in verse 15 we read, "They said every man to his brother, What is it? for they did not know what it was. This is the bread that Yahweh has given you to eat." Manna. They did not know what it was, so they called it manna, given down from heaven.
Now let's look, later on; this was such a signal blessing that the Psalmist mentioned this In Psalm 78:22 we read "Because they believed not in God, and trusted not in his salvation though he had rained down manna upon them to eat and had given them of the corn of heaven." They didn't believe God even thought He fed them from manna from heaven. And my friends, there are people today who do not believe in God, though God gives us everything we have. There is nothing that you and I enjoy, health, strength, loved ones, friends, but that it comes from the hand of God. We originate nothing. Everything comes from God. Everything. In the book of Psalms 105:40 "The people asked, and he brought quails, and satisfied them with the bread of heaven." So there you have God looking after his people. And we learn the lesson today, that is what the Lord is trying to teach us. The great parallel to this is the Sermon on the Mount, where the Lord tells us that He will take care of His people.
Now let's go into this great chapter now, studying about the manna coming down from heaven. What is it? Man-who? It is the bread which ...
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