Come with me to behold another wonderful scene. The place is Egypt on the morning of the Exodus. Truly the second great event of this earth after Creation! Over a million men plus their families are being brought out of cruel bondage to serve the Lord their Creator.
Out into the desert they go, then through the Red sea by an amazing miracle of God! They are on their way to Sinai, the Mountain of God. But there is a problem!
Where is the food going to be found to feed this huge nation in the desolate desert??But God has the answer!
When they get up the next morning, they find the ground covered with a small seed-like substance. “Manna? Manna?” they cry, “What is it?” God tells Moses to inform them, “This is your food. You will gather it every morning only enough for the day. If you gather more it will spoil”
But on the sixth day they were to gather double and on the Seventh day there would be none! They were to rest on the Sabbath day! Now remember – this was BEFORE they received the Law at Sinai! They already KNEW about the 7th day Sabbath!
But some did not listen. They tried to gather extra so they could sleep in – and it spoiled! And some headed out on the Seventh day to look for Manna and there was none! Now notice with me what the Lord said to these:
Exodus 16:28-30 “And the LORD said unto Moses, How long refuse ye to keep my commandments and my laws? See, for that the LORD hath given you the sabbath, therefore he giveth you on the sixth day the bread of two days; abide ye every man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day. So the people rested on the seventh day.
The Ten Commandment Law on Stone was not given until Exodus 20, but here it is plain that the Law existed from time immemorial and was KNOWN to the people, including the 7th day Sabbath! At Sinai all God did was provide them with a multi-media review and a hard copy of it.