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. ITS MYSTIC CHARACTER. "What is this?" Christ was a mystery to His contemporaries. So is the Christian to his. "The world knoweth you not."
II. ITS USES. To save from starvation, famine, and death. Christ is "the Bread that cometh down from heaven."
1. The manna was for all.
2. The manna was for all, according to their wants — appetites. The Saviour is to us' just what we make Him to be. All fulness dwells in Him, infinite satisfaction; but we are straitened in ourselves, by our limited cravings, etc.
III. THE PRESCRIPTIONS ATTENDING IT.
1. To be gathered early.
2. To be gathered every morning. "They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength."
3. To be used.
4. To be gathered within six days. Life has its appointed time for salvation. If we allow the end of life's week to come without a store of God's manna, we shall find none in the future.
5. To be gathered for others — for those who could not go out themselves.
(F. R. Young.)
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.