Manna and Quail
*The people grumbled against Moses in the desert because they were starving.
The Lord said to Moses, “I will rain bread from heaven for the people.”
The people are to go out each day to gather food for that day.
The Lord will test the people to follow instructions.
On the sixth day, they are to prepare what they brought in–twice as much as they gathered.
Moses said the Lord provides manna in the morning and quail meat in the evening.
Moses said, “You are grumbling against the Lord not us.”
Moses said to the people to gather enough for that day–do not keep until the morning.
The people did not pay attention and the manna was full of maggots and smelled next day.
Moses became angry with the people.
Moses said to the people, tomorrow is a Sabbath day, a holy day to the Lord.
Moses commanded the people to bake and boil their meal and save what’s left for the morning.
The next morning the food did not stink or get maggots the next day.
Moses said, “Six days you may gather the food except the seventh day, the Sabbath.”
On the seventh day, the people went out to gather and there was no food.
Moses directed the people to stay where they were and rest on the seventh day.
The Lord spoke to Moses, “Take a jar and put an omer of manna in it.”
The jar of manna is to be preserved before the Lord for generations to come.
Moses, Aaron placed the manna with the tablets of the covenant law to be preserved.
The Israelities ate manna forty years until they reached the land of Canaan.