The Israelites were to gather the manna for their daily food. But did they have enough to eat? Did they have any lack? Let’s see:
As it is written, He that had gathered much had nothing over; and he that had gathered little had no lack. (2Corithians 8:15)
From the above verse, we can see the great lovingkindness of Yahuwah [the LORD]!
Father sees those who gather a ‘little’ and then, Father supplies the completeness and the fullness as necessary.
Gathering much manna is good and certainly beneficial! Gathering much can be a blessing for ourselves, and for others!
However, Yahuwah is so merciful, that even if what we gather is only a little, our Heavenly Father makes it so that we have ‘no lack!’
To me, that says a lot!
Father’s eye is on all our ways. He sees us, and He sees the much — or the little — that we gather!
We may think that a little is unimportant or insignificant. Yet even a gathering of a little is far more important than we realize!
The action of gathering is commonly regarded as being something small or insignificant. Yet what is often thought of as small or insignificant can have big consequences, and can prove to be very significant.
This verse about ‘gathering’ speaks about the time when the children of Israel were in the wilderness and they would gather manna every morning (Exodus 16:18).
Some gathered much, and some gathered little. Their gathering seems to imply that those who gathered only a little may have been physically weaker, or not as able-bodied as some of the others. Yahuwah made sure however, that those weaker, or perhaps smaller, ones had no lack! What great love this reveals from Father!
His Strength Made Perfect In Weakness
The apostle Paul unveiled more of this mysterious lovingkindness of Yahuwah, when he described Father’s provision. Paul was in the midst of one of his trials, and Father spoke to him about the trial:
And He (Yahuwah) said unto me, “My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.” (2Corithians 12:9a).
Paul, whose very name means ‘little’ had been praying for relief! Father’s answer to Paul (‘Little’), reveals a spiritual principle:
If we think we are weak, small, or insignificant, our Abba Father’s grace is abundantly sufficient for us. In fact, Yahuwah’s grace enables us — giving us His strength, His power, and His perfection in the midst of our weakness!
Let’s look to see how this happens.
In Scripture, manna is a picture of the Word of Yahuwah.
Manna was like a seed, and so is the Word. Manna was sweet like honey, and so is the Word. Manna was as bread from heaven, and so is the Word. The Scriptures are the written Word, and Yahushua [Jesus] living within us is the living Word.
The children of Israel went out to gather something they called manna, meaning “what is it?” They called it manna because it was something they knew not what it was.
It is that way with us too! There are times when we do not know what we need — times when we do not know what to do! But, if we will go to Yahuwah to gather — if we will seek Him in the Scriptures for His manna, then He will help us, and will make provision for us, so that we will have no lack!
Go To Him
When we go to Him to gather His Word, His direction, His comfort — we find that He makes a new beginning for us in every way! When we seek Him in the Scriptures, and in prayer, He comes to us, and gives us the grace — the strength and guidance we need.
If we have a willingness to serve Yahuwah by obedience, and a willingness to please Him — if our heart is sincere in seeking Him — then He gives us the extra measure of grace and strength we need, so that we will have no lack!
Oh the abundant lovingkindness and grace of Yahuwah Elohim, the Mighty One of Israel!
Let us go to Him, and patiently gather whatever we can gather. When we go to Him, and yet can gather only a little, Yahuwah makes sure that we will have no lack!