And it came to pass, that at even the quails came up, and covered the camp: and in the morning the dew lay round about the host.…
I. THE OCCASION FOR THE MANNA. The supplies brought from Egypt exhausted.
II. THE MORAL PURPOSES OF THE MANNA.
1. To test the people.
2. To give an indisputable proof of the reality of their deliverance from Egypt by God's own hand.
3. To show the unreasonableness of their murmurings.
III. THE TYPICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE MANNA. Lessons:
1. This standing miracle of forty years' duration is an irrefragable proof of all the Bible assumes concerning the personality, love, and power of God.
2. It teaches the faithfulness and deep interest of our heavenly Father, in all His children.
3. The murmurings and loss of appetite for the manna on the part of the Israelites are fraught with lessons of deepest practical moment to us.
4. The constant dependence on Christ as the true Manna is clear and emphatic.
5. The memorial pot of manna in the ark is a type of the "hidden manna" laid up in heaven for the believer (Revelation 2:17).
(D. C. Hughes, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And it came to pass, that at even the quails came up, and covered the camp: and in the morning the dew lay round about the host.