“Use What You Get” by Kirk Hunt
Then Moses said to them, “No one is to keep any of it [Manna] 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. So Moses was angry with them.
Exodus 16: 19 – 20 NIV
Moses’ instructions were clear. Each household should gather only as much manna as would be eaten that day. No manna was to be stored.
Of course someone tried to hoard their manna. The heaven-sent food rotted overnight. Disgustingly.
God’s provision of manna to Israel is popularly seen as an allegory of God’s provision for modern-day saints. He gives us gifts and provision. God wants us to gather enough of what He provides, and not to hoard what He gives.
Your skills, education and credentials are a form of manna. They are a provision, ultimately from God, to nourish and benefit your household. Are you hoarding your manna?
There are men and women, ministers and ministries, that need the manna you hold. You have the ability to nourish and benefit other households. Are you willing to share, or will you hoard what God has given?
“…They kept part of it…” You have an opportunity to give from the riches that God has entrusted to you. What have you got to lose?
Think: I should not hoard what God has given.
Pray: “Father-God, help me to share with others what You have given.”
Copyright © June 2011, Kirk Hunt