Then Moses said to them, “No one is to keep any of it until morning.” However, some of them paid no attention to Moses; they kept part of it until morning, but it was full of maggots and began to smell. Exodus 16:19-20 New International Version
The Lord brought the Israelites enough food for each day. Some people refused to listen and hoarded more than they needed and it became destroyed.
How many times do we do the same thing?
The Lord provides enough for us but instead of sharing our excess we hoard them.
Look at our money, how many people share with the needy their excess compared to how many either hoard it in the bank or spend it on themselves?
How many people have so much stuff they must rent storage space instead of giving to the needy?
The blessings then become a curse as we become more concerned about our stuff than being appreciative of the Lords blessings and sharing them?
The Lord will take those blessings away from you.
If you desire the Lords blessing you must have a heart of gratitude and sharing.
This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God. Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, others will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else. 2 Corinthians 9:12-13 New International Version
On the flip side the Lord commanded them to gather enough on the sixth day so that they would rest on the seventh. Again, some people refused to listen and when they went out on the seventh there was no manna.
Nevertheless, some of the people went out on the seventh day to gather it, but they found none Exodus 16:27 New International Version
How many times should we save for a rainy day but do not, then when the hard times come we have no manna?
Isn’t it interesting that the place where they were wandering is called the desert of sin?
Prayer: Please Jehovah Jireh (God our provider) bless me with the wisdom to know how, when and where to invest the excess finances You have blessed me with in a way that brings praise to You and brings the lost sheep to You. As well my love, please bless me with the wisdom to make wise investments to be available when the cubboards are empty. I humbly request this in the name of He who invested His earthly life in His service to You Jesus Christ. Amen.
May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.