Here’s the scenario…David was about 20 years old when he was running from angry, jealous King Saul. His very life was in danger.
David heads to Nob where the tabernacle is set up. He was hungry & defenseless. He requests 5 loaves of bread from the priest, & was told that only the consecrated bread known as the ‘Bread of the Presence’ was available.
David also asks if the priest has a weapon of any kind. Interesting here to note that the sword that belonged to Goliath just ‘happened’ to be there. Perhaps the Lord was reminding David of a PAST victory to give him assurance the He was ‘there’ in the midst of this dangerous PRESENT.
The Hebrew word for ‘presence’ is paneh. P-A-N-E-H It means face, countenance, or presence.
This same David wrote Psalm 22:24 For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither hath he hid his face from him; but when he cried unto him, he heard.
In John 6 Christ Jesus proclaimed “I am the Bread of Life.” His very Presence is as necessary for us as food is for our physical body.
The Lord has said “I will never leave you or forsake you.” We must believe this even though as times we do not FEEL His Presence. Remember feelings are fickle!!
When you feel this way, tell the Lord you trust Him. Tell Him, “Lord, I can’t feel Your Presence today, but Your Word says You hear me, & you care for me. I trust Your Word!”
Then wait for the ‘Bread of the Presence’ to come.
I’m sharing today a recipe for a Cinnamon Quick bread. It’s called a quick bread because no yeast is involved as a leavening agent, and it rises while baking.
2½ cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
¾ cup sour cream
1 pkg. Hershey’s cinnamon chips
3 TB sugar
3 tsp. cinnamon
Directions Cream butter, sugar, salt and cinnamon until fluffy. Add eggs and mix well.
Add vanilla and sour cream and mix well. Mix flour and baking powder in a separate bowl.
Add to wet ingredients and mix until all combined. Add cinnamon chips and stir into batter. Set aside.
Spoon batter into 4 mini loaf pans until about 2/3 full. Mix 3 T. sugar and 3 t. cinnamon in a bowl and sprinkle over the batter in each loaf pan.
Bake at 350 for 35-38 minutes. Let cool before removing from pan.