And they set out from Elim, and all the congregation of the children of Yisra’el came to the Wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their going out of the land of Mitsrayim. And all the congregation of the children of Yisra’el grumbled against Mosheh and Aharon in the wilderness. And the children of Yisra’el said to them, “If only we had died by the hand of Yahuah in the land of Mitsrayim, when we sat by the pots of meat and when we ate bread to satisfaction! For you have brought us out into this wilderness to put all this assembly to death with hunger.” Exo 16:1-3
We have accepted Yeshua’s gift of eternal life at Passover then left Egypt and crossed the Red Sea where we got baptized then reached Mara where the bitter water became sweet when we threw the tree in it and realized that we can do all things through Yeshua and now we reached the Wilderness of Sin where we learn Yahuah’s way and how to obey Him. Now comes the “do” part.
What, then, shall we say? Is the Torah sin? Let it not be! However, I did not know sin except through the Torah. For also the covetousness I knew not if the Torah had not said, “You shall not covet.” Rom 7:7
As soon as we start learning Torah then we start seeing where we are sinning. What is sin?
Everyone doing sin also does lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness. 1 Jn 3:4
Sin is to be lawless with other words to disobey the Torah of Yahuah. We learn the Word of Yahuah which shows us our sin now we realize that we need to change.
Because if anyone is a hearer of the Word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror, for he looks at himself, and goes away, and immediately forgets what he was like. Jas 1:23-24
This is where the meat comes in.
Yeshua said to them, “My food is to do the desire of Him who sent Me, and to accomplish His work. Joh 4:34
But He answering, said, “It has been written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of Yahuah.’ ” Mat 4:4
“And He humbled you, and let you suffer hunger, and fed you with manna which you did not know nor did your fathers know, to make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but by every Word that comes from the mouth of Yahuah. Deu 8:3
Let us see how Yahuah responded. Let us go through it slowly. I will comment in between verses.
(4) And Yahuah said to Mosheh, “See, I am raining bread from the heavens for you. And the people shall go out and gather a day’s portion every day, in order to try them, whether they walk in My Torah or not.
Yahuah is now busy testing Israel whether they will obey His Torah. Meat (food) refers to obedience of the Torah of Yahuah.
I fed you with milk and not with solid food, for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able, for you are still fleshly. For since there is envy, and strife, and divisions among you, are you not fleshly and walking according to man? For when one says, “I am of Sha’ul,” and another, “I am of Apollos,” are you not fleshly? 1 Cor 3:2-4
They have not received meat yet because they were unable to digest it.
For indeed, although by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first elements of the Words of Elohim. And you have become such as need milk and not solid food. For everyone partaking of milk is inexperienced in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe. But solid food is for the mature whose senses have been trained by practice to discern both good and evil. Heb 5:12-14
We don’t give meat to infants. They start with milk and then learn as they grow until they reach the point where they can digest meat. The same with your growth in faith.
(5) “And it shall be on the sixth day that they shall prepare what they bring in, and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily.”
(6) And Mosheh and Aharon said to all the children of Yisra’el, “At evening you shall know that Yahuah has brought you out of the land of Mitsrayim.
(7) “And in the morning you shall see the esteem of Yahuah, for He hears your grumblings against Yahuah. And what are we, that you grumble against us?”
(8) And Mosheh said, “In that Yahuah gives you meat to eat in the evening, and in the morning bread to satisfaction, for Yahuah hears your grumblings which you make against Him. And what are we? Your grumblings are not against us but against Yahuah.”
Yahuah is giving the meat in the evening. When will we be tested? We will be tested in the evening or at night when the evil one wants us to fail during the time of tribulation or persecution. Yahuah gives bread in the day. The bread is the Word of Yahuah, so this we do during the day time when we have the time and the opportunity to prepare ourselves for the night ahead.
(9) And Mosheh said to Aharon, “Say to all the congregation of the children of Yisra’el, ‘Come near before Yahuah, for He has heard your grumblings.’ ”
(10) And it came to be, as Aharon spoke to all the congregation of the children of Yisra’el, that they looked toward the wilderness and see, the esteem of Yahuah appeared in the cloud.
(11) And Yahuah spoke to Mosheh, saying,
(12) “I have heard the grumblings of the children of Yisra’el. Speak to them, saying, ‘Between the evenings you are to eat meat, and in the morning you are to be satisfied with bread. And you shall know that I am Yahuah your Elohim.’ ”
(13) And it came to be that quails came up at evening and covered the camp, and in the morning the dew lay all around the camp.
(14) And the layer of dew went up, and see, on the surface of the wilderness, was a small round substance, as fine as frost on the ground.
(15) And the children of Yisra’el saw, and they said to each other, “What is it?” For they did not know what it was. And Mosheh said to them, “It is the bread which Yahuah has given you to eat.
(16) “This is the word which Yahuah has commanded: ‘Let every man gather it according to each one’s need, an omer for each being, according to the number of beings. Let every man take for those who are in his tent.’ ”
(17) And the children of Yisra’el did so and gathered, some more, some less.
(18) And they measured it by omers, and he who gathered much did not have too much, and he who gathered little did not have too little. Each one gathered according to his need.
(19) And Mosheh said, “Let no one leave any of it until morning.”
Yahuah provided what everyone needed and nothing more and nothing less.
This will continue in the next study.
Until next time.
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