In the Old Testament, God sent manna from heaven to feed the Israelites as they wandered in the desert.
Exodus 16:14 And when the layer of frost lifted, there, on the surface of the wilderness, was a small round substance, as fine as frost on the ground. vs.15 So when the children of Israel saw it, they said to one another, “What is it?” For they did not know what it was.
And Moses said to them, ” This is the bread which the Lord has given you to eat. vs. 16 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 gather it according to the number of persons; let every man take for those who are in his tent.’ ”
In the New Testament, God is sending His Word. It is like manna from heaven. Word of God is our bread of life, our spiritual Bread of Life, our spiritual manna from heaven!
John 6:47 Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me has everlasting life. vs. 48 I am the bread of life. vs. 49 Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and are dead. vs. 50 This is the bread that I give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world.”
As the Israelites could not store up the manna in the desert or it would spoil. So also, we should not store up words from the Lord or they will rot (so to speak) in the containers of ourselves. If we receive specific bible verses and/or words from the Lord, we should speak them out to others in some manner.
Just as the children of Israel gathered manna in the desert; We should gather “manna” as the “Word of God” daily from the Bible to sustain us and others in this spiritual desert of a world in which we live.
Luke 4:4 But Jesus answered him saying, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.’ ”
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.