[b]Keep this medicine next to your heart[/b](Thomas Watson, "The Lord's Supper")"The people of Israel called the bread manna. It was white like coriander seed and tasted like wafers made with honey." Exodus 16:31The manna was a lively type and emblem of Christ, for manna was sweet. It was a delicious foodand was called angel's food for its excellency. Psalm 78:25. So Christ, the sacramental manna, is sweet to a believer's soul. "His fruit was sweet to my taste," Song of Solomon 2:3. Everything of Christ is sweet. His name is sweet. His virtue is sweet. This manna sweetens the bitter waters of Marah.Nay, Christ's flesh excels manna. Manna was foodbut not medicine. If an Israelite had been sick, manna could not have cured him. But this blessed manna is not only for foodbut for medicine! Christ has healing under His wings, Malachi 4:2. He heals the blind eye, and the hardheart. Keep this medicine next to your heartand it will heal you of all your spiritual distempers!Also, manna was corruptible. It ceased when Israel came to Canaan. But this blessed manna will never cease! The saints will feed with infinite delight and soul satisfaction,upon Christto all eternity! The joys of heaven would ceaseif this manna would cease. Every crumb of this Bread of life is precious!
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