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In my wilderness, as in the Hebrew Exodus, manna appeared in the morning, a pillar of cloud rose up to shade me in the sweltering afternoon desert sun, and a pillar of fire warmed me and lighted my way through the darkness of night. Literally “manna” means, “What is this?” The first manna recipients wondered …

Manna Means…

“Manna” means, “What is this?” The first manna recipients wondered what it was and how it got there, since it appeared everyday but the Sabbath and satisfied their hunger till the next delivery from the sky. My wonders have come in a similarly inexplicable way— only enough for the day, never enough to be stockpiled …

Manna, Meat, and Money (An appeal for a less self-indulged and more Christ-centered Christianity) Part 6 of 5ish

Wrapping it up If the math of “6 of 5ish” doesn’t quite work for you I can only say that I take pride in the fact that it hasn’t exceeded 6! I just wanted to summarize this rather lengthy and straight forward series. I said way back in the beginning that I would be making …

Manna, Meat, and Money (An appeal for a less self-indulged and more Christ-centered Christianity) Part 4 of 5ish

The unexpected consequence of our meat-lust “The Lord will give you meat, and you will eat it.19 You will not eat it for just one day, or two days, or five, ten or twenty days, 20 but for a whole month—until it comes out of your nostrils and you loathe it.”  Numbers 11:19  He rained meat down on them like dust, birds like …

Manna, Meat, and Money (An appeal for a less self-indulged and more Christ-centered Christianity) Part 3 of 5ish

We're comparing the simple manna that God provided in the wilderness with the demand of God's people for meat. "But now we have lost our appetite; we never see anything but this manna!…We detest this miserable food!” I suggest that you at least scan the previous Parts 1 and 2. Meat and the American dream “I …