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WIST NOT: GOD’S BREAD (1 of 4)
1. THE DIVINE PURPOSE OF THE MANNA
2. THE DAILY PROVISION OF THE MANNA
3. THE DELIGHFUL PARTAKING OF THE MANNA
A) The Time In The Word
B) The Truth Of The Word
On several different occasions in the Bible we find
the words “wist not.” For a few weeks we want to look
at the circumstances and the events surrounding a few
of the occasions that we find these words in the
Bible. The first that I want us to consider is the
“wist not” found in Exodus 16:15.
The story involves God sending manna to the children
of Israel. We read in verse 15, “And when the children
of Israel saw it, they said one to another, It is
manna: for they wist not what it was.” The word
“manna” means “what is it.” Because they “wist not
what it was” they simply called it manna.
Verse 14 describes the manna as “a small round thing,
as small as the hoar frost on the ground.” Its form
was like a small round seed and the quantity and color
resembled frost covering the ground. In verse 31 we
read that it was like “coriander seed.” Coriander is
an aromatic herb of the carrot family. The coriander
seed is a little round seed. Verse 31 also tells us
that its color was “white” and the taste of it was
“like wafers made with honey.”
The children of Israel called it manna, but Moses gave
it another name. He told them in verse 15, “This is
the bread which the Lord hath given you to eat.” That
was the name he got from God. In verse 4 we read,
“Then said the Lord unto Moses, Behold, I will rain
bread from heaven for you.” The manna was God’s bread
The manna is a type of the Lord Jesus Christ. In John
6:51 Jesus said, “I am the living bread which came
down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he
shall live for ever. . .” Stephen Olford says that every
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