Okay raise your hands if you have some left over turkey from this last weekend. I see those hands way in the back. Now seriously who doesn't have left overs from Thanksgiving. Most of us do because we overestimated how much our guests would eat or we wanted a ready made meal. Well whatever the reason let's agree that leftovers are not a bad thing unless we are talking about manna. Let me explain.
God provided manna (meaning "what is it?") for the children of Israel while they were in the wilderness. All they had to do was pick it off the ground in the morning and eat it. Sounds pretty simple doesn't it? Listen to the scriptural command about "leftovers".
Exodus 16:19-20 (New International Version)
19 Then Moses said to them, "No one is to keep any of it until morning."
20 However, some of them paid no attention to Moses; they kept part of it until morning, but it was full of maggots and began to smell. So Moses was angry with them.
Seems pretty clear to me that you were to take what you needed for you and your family and eat it before it was night. That means no leftovers. Why? Because God wants us to depend on Him for our daily bread, not our weekly bread. What a great picture of God's care for His children.
So the next time you go to your refrigerator and see leftovers remember that God doesn't need leftovers for His children. He always has fresh bread for those who want it.