“When the Israelites saw it, they said to each other, “What is it?” For they did not know what it was. Moses said to them, “It is the bread the LORD has given you to eat.”(Ex 16:15)
Before eating the substance that fell from the sky, the Children of Israel inquired what is it? hence the name Manna which means what is it?
“See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ.” (Col 2:8). Paul admonishes us that we should allow anyone to stuff their opinion and philosophy down our throats unless it is proven as truth in the word of God.
Before swallowing opinions, philosophy, doctrine, revelation or anything unfamiliar we should inquire, what is it?
We should always inquire of the Lord; never just assume we know the answer. God did not mind telling them that it was bread for them to eat.
‘ My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” ( Hosea 4:6) Beloved, God’s desire is for us to have knowledge, so we should not be afraid to ask; what is it?