Reading: “He that had gathered much had nothing over; and he that had gathered little had no lack.”—2 Corinthians 8:15
Have you come to gather your daily food, as Israel did in the wilderness? Faith had no hoards. You want Jesus now as much as you did yesterday—well then, look at what is said here of Israel. They went out to gather the morning bread—God’s gift. Such is Jesus, the bread of God, the bread of life. And as Israel would have been satisfied with nothing short of this, so neither should you. And as Israel was never disappointed, so neither will you, if you seek it in faith, as Israel did. And observe, “They that gathered most had nothing over,” so “he that gathered least had no lack.”
Yea, no follower of Jesus can have too much of Jesus; nothing more than he wants, nothing to spare. So the poorest child of God, that has the least of Jesus, can never want. The very touch of His garment, the very crumb from His table, is His, and is precious. Dear Lord, give me a large portion, even a Benjamin’s portion—but even a look of your love is heaven to my soul!