This is what the LORD has commanded: ‘Gather of it, each one of you, as much as he can eat. You shall each take an omer, according to the number of the persons that each of you has in his tent.’” And the people of Israel did so. They gathered, some more, some less. But when they measured it with an omer, whoever gathered much had nothing left over, and whoever gathered little had no lack. Each of them gathered as much as he could eat. And Moses said to them, “Let no one leave any of it over till the morning.” But they did not listen to Moses. Some left part of it till the morning, and it bred worms and stank. And Moses was angry with them. Morning by morning they gathered it, each as much as he could eat; but when the sun grew hot, it melted.
by: Cheri Appel.
The complaining Israelites wanted to die in Egypt. They did not understand that God had plagued the Egyptians because He is Lord. Providing food for His people demonstrated that He is God. The manna itself was only one phenomenon. How many miracles were actually happening in this passage? Since the Israelites had never experienced manna, they required detailed instructions. Some of which required faith. For those who disregarded the specifics, God “bugged” them in the morning! Would you have been hesitant to gather on Friday for Sabbath day? God hears all, even our murmurs. What have we murmured that we need to apologize and repent for?