The Lord refreshed his weary people with “food convenient for them.” As the oxen, after the yoke was removed, were fed, so God, when he had removed our yoke of guilty bondage, fed us with the finest of the wheat, as he made us understand the gospel of his Son. The doctrines and promises of his word are substantial meat for hungry souls. “My soul shall be satisfied with marrow and fatness, and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips.” Certain under-shepherds are afraid of laying too much doctrinal food before the Lord’s people, but it is a great mistake. Truth never surfeits, though it always satisfies. The Good Shepherd does not stint his sheep, but he gives them so much, that they lie down amid the exceeding plenty of the green pastures. They cannot eat it all, and they lie down in the midst of a superabundance, which infinite mercy has provided.
From a sermon by Charles Haddon Spurgeon entitled "Heaven's Nurse Children." Image by jaci Lopes dos Santos under Creative Commons License.