MANNA LESSONS - Exodus 16
Israel left Egypt in a hurry. They took with them what bread they had and the dough with which they had planned to bake bread soon thereafter. The food they took with them was good, but it would not last! More bread/food would be needed!
New Christians ("babes in Christ" as it were) have received bread (actually The Bread of life, Jesus Christ), but additional bread will be needed for continued nourishment. Feeding on the word of God, the young Christian learns and grows and matures.
A specific application from Exodus 16 lies in this passage from verses 4-5 "And Moses said to them, “This is the bread which the Lord has given you to eat. This is the thing which the Lord has commanded: ‘Let every man gather it according to each one’s need, one omer for each person, according to the number of persons; let every man take for those who are in his tent.’” Then the children of Israel did so and gathered, some more, some less. So when they measured it by omers, he who gathered much had nothing left over, and he who gathered little had no lack. Every man had gathered according to each one’s need. And Moses said, “Let no one leave any of it till morning.” Notwithstanding they did not heed Moses. But some of them left part of it until morning, and it bred worms and stank. And Moses was angry with them. So they gathered it every morning, every man according to his need."
There is a need for daily sustenance. God provided each day that which they needed for that day!
We need daily fellowship with the Lord - and we for sure cannot rely on just what we had to start with at the beginning of our Christian lives.