February 10, 2008
Breadcrumb: None for you!
After forty years of wandering, you'd probably get a little bored with eating the same thing every day. So once the Israelites reach Canaan, they eat the corn of the land for the Passover. (Josh. 5:11) This is both good news and bad news. Good in that there is now some variety in their diets; bad in that God decides this is the perfect opportunity to stop sending manna. (Josh. 5:12) Now that the Israelites can support themselves off the land, they no longer need God's support to eat. They must, at this juncture, return to the normal plight of men and work for their food (or, at least initially, conquer for it, which is an equally normal situation).