Exodus 16:31 “The people of Israel called the bread manna. It was white like coriander seed and tasted like wafers made with honey.”
🔴 SWEETER THAN CANDY
When we pray before we eat our meals, you might say that we eat our desserts first! We are showing gratitude to God for His blessings! Imagine the people of Israel freed from bondage in Egypt now in a wilderness setting (Desert of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai) and reliant on God for all their provisions. Not trying to sugar coat this – of course, we know they grumbled and complained to Moses and Aaron from sweets to meats!
I have what we call a “sweet tooth” – I love sweets! During their wilderness journey, I never read about a dental visit, and the only decay I read was about their disobedience.
God is still serving us His bread manna through His written word – The Bible. We can taste the goodness of God by letting his word marinate in our minds, hearts, and souls as we learn of His character, attributes, promises, provisions, sacrifice, love, holiness, truth, and faithfulness to begin our list of His greatness. God is sweeter than candy, and He is so good. (“Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.” Psalm 34:8)
Let’s pray: Lord, you are right, and we are grateful that we can take refuge in you. You are available to us every time and all of the time. We don’t need to go door to door to receive candy, but we need to share your goodness. Please give us the boldness to share your sweetness with others and to tell of your love for all that you have come to save and believe in You so that they might have life eternally. Amen
This devotional was written by Diana L.W. Coleman a loving contributor to Our Given Purpose®. Edited by Torrie Slaughter in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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