Exodus 16

second month

i.e. May.

manna

(See Scofield "Exodus 16:35") .

according

Cf. John 6:33; 6:41,42,52. Christ gives himself unreservedly, but we have no more of Him than faith appropriates, ; Exodus 16:18,2; Joshua 1:1. Exodus 16:2 is our title. Exodus 16:3 is the law of possession:

left

As we are not nourished by the memory of food, so neither can spirituality be sustained on past appropriations of Christ.

manna

Manna, type of Christ as the "bread of life," come down from heaven to die "for the life of the world." John 6:35,48-51. A "small" thing Exodus 16:14 having but the taste of "fresh oil." Numbers 11:8 or "wafers with honey" Exodus 16:31, it typifies Christ in humiliation as presented in Matthew, Mark, and Luke; "having no form nor comeliness; . . . no beauty that we should desire him" Isaiah 53:2. But as such He must be received by faith if we would be saved John 6:53-58. To meditate upon Christ as He went about among men, doing not His own will but the will of the Father John 6:38-40 is to feed on the manna. This is, of necessity, the spiritual food of young believers, and answers to "milk" 1 Corinthians 3:1,2.

But Christ in glory, and the believer's present and eternal association with Him there, answers to "the old corn of the land" Joshua 5:11 the "meat" of Hebrews 5:13,14 or Christ as presented in the Epistles of Paul. (Cf) 2 Corinthians 5:16.

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