Deuteronomy 8:3 ” He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your fathers had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.”

The translation for manna literally means “What is it?” and it had totally unique qualities… it could be ground, milled, baked, or boiled. And by providing it to the Israelites as they wandered in the desert, God’s desire was that they would trust Him to take care of all their needs…but Psalms 78 gives us an account of just how prideful, rebellious, and whiney the people were. Again and again they put God to the test, complaining while there was still food in their mouths…demanding more and more, rather than being grateful for what they had. In grumbling about real bread for their physical bodies they had completely lost sight and turned from God’s truth and divine revelation for their spiritual bodies.

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