There was no food so they complained against Moses.
The Israelites said to Moses, “We are better off in Egypt because we have pots of meat and bread to eat there.”
Moses cried out to God. God listened to the prayer of Moses and promised to provide manna and quail for the Israelites.
In the morning, God will rain down manna from heaven; in the evening, God will send quails so that the Israelites have meat to eat.
God gave instructions that the manna should be collected according to the need of the family and cannot be kept overnight.
If they become greedy, and collect more, they will stick and become rotten with worms.
So the Israelites collected the manna each morning according the each family’s need and never keep leftovers.
But on the sixth day, the Israelites collect double portion of the manna because the seventh day is the Sabbath rest.
Some of the Israelites were stubborn and kept leftovers overnight.
When morning comes, they found that the manna stank and have already bred worms.
In the evening, God sent a wind that blew all the quails to where the Israelites live.
The Israelites gathered the quails for themselves. But before they swallow the meat of the quails, the Lord was filled with wrath and afflicted them with a great plague.
Then they buried the people who died from the plague because of craving.
God wanted the manna to be remembered. He asked Moses to store some manna in a pot so that the future generation knows how manna looks like.
The manna is like a coriander seed that taste like wafers made with honey.