The Scofield Bible Commentary, by Cyrus Ingerson Scofield, , at sacred-texts.com
That is, May.
(See Scofield) - (Exo 16:35).
Compare (Joh 6:33); (Joh 6:41); (Joh 6:42); (Joh 6:52).
Christ gives himself unreservedly, but we have no more of Him than faith appropriates, (Exo 16:18); (Exo 16:2); (Jos 1:1). (Exo 16:2) is our title. (Exo 16:3) is the law of possession:
As we are not nourished by the memory of food, so neither can spirituality be sustained on past appropriations of Christ.
Manna, type of Christ as the "bread of life," come down from heaven to die "for the life of the world." (Joh 6:35); (Joh 6:48-51). A "small" thing (Exo 16:14) having but the taste of "fresh oil." (Num 11:8) or "wafers with honey" (Exo 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" (Isa 53:2). But as such He must be received by faith if we would be saved (Joh 6:53-58). To meditate upon Christ as He went about among men, doing not His own will but the will of the Father (Joh 6:38-40) is to feed on the manna. This is, of necessity, the spiritual food of young believers, and answers to "milk" (Co1 3:1); (Co1 3:2).
But Christ in glory, and the believer's present and eternal association with Him there, answers to "the old corn of the land" (Jos 5:11) the "meat" of (Heb 5:13); (Heb 5:14) or Christ as presented in the Epistles of Paul.
Compare (Co2 5:16).