Man did eat angels' food: he sent them meat to the full. ~Psalm 78:25
What does “angel’s food” conjure in your mind? I think of something heavenly, divine, rich, and satisfying. I think of something very special and produced by God. This term is the description that the psalmist used to describe the wonderful food provision of God when Israel was in the wilderness. This morning, let us see the blessing of angel’s food.
We see the token.
“And Moses said, This shall be, when the LORD shall give you in the evening flesh to eat, and in the morning bread to the full; for that the LORD heareth your murmurings which ye murmur against him: and what are we? your murmurings are not against us, but against the LORD.” Bread is a common staple for almost every culture. It is considered the basic necessity for man’s daily need. God provided manna, or bread from Heaven, to care for His people. It was God’s gift from Heaven six days a week and for forty years, until they started to possess the Promised Land. God provided manna every single morning. As a gift from God, it was sent from Heaven, it was good, it was perfect, it was predictable, it was unchanging, and there never was a lack. This was “corn of heaven,” “the bread of heaven,” and “angels’ food.”
We see the taking.
“Then said the LORD unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or no.” God said that He would “rain bread from heaven.” Every morning for six days out of the week, it would settle on top of the dew. God’s people were to gather a certain rate every day. Some gathered more and some less. Every man gathered of it every morning according to his eating. Aside from the sixth and seventh day, they were not to leave any “leftovers.” If they did, it would stink the next day and breed worms. Every man was to gather bread to the full.
We see the taste.
“And the house of Israel called the name thereof Manna: and it was like coriander seed, white; and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey.” The taste of the manna was fresh every day. The taste of the manna was familiar every day: it tasted like wafers made with honey. The taste of the manna was fortifying each day. It met every nutritional need that they needed to sustain them. It was sent from God to be filling every day.
We see the type.
Manna is a type of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who is the Bread of Life. A sinner’s introduction to Jesus is that he must receive Him by faith as his Saviour. Manna is a type of the Word of God. We must gather every day, first thing in the morning. What we gather is always fresh and fortifying. It is food for our soul. “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” We must discipline our lives to take in God’s Word and to taste and see that the Lord is good. God sent the Israelites manna to test them in their obedience, their discipline, their thankfulness, and their spiritual growth. Let God feed your soul with the manna of His Word every day. Awaken each morning with the anticipation that God has something new and reviving to help you. Let God arise in your soul through His manna.
Have a manna-enriched God Morning!
Bible Reading Schedule: Isaiah 59-63