3. Then the Lord said to Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you. And the people shall go out and gather a certain quota every day, that I may test them, whether they will walk in My law or not.
The answer from God through Moses is that enough bread will rain down from heaven each day as to fill the people. Each day the people had to gather enough food to fill them for that day. It is important to note that God provided for each day, except for the Sabbath, they were to gather enough bread for two days, obviously so that they need not work on the Sabbath. The Lord wanted to test them as to whether they will trust Him, and whether they would serve Him.
God wanted the people to trust that He would provide each day their needs. He wanted the people to 'Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.' If people miss their weekly appointment with God because they have something else going, then they are missing the opportunity to remain free, squandering the time that God has given to mankind to help them to enter His Kingdom. The Sabbath is a wonderful gift He has given to us.
As in the Lord’s Prayer, let us ask for our “daily bread.”