Sunday, February 24, 2013


The people of Israel complained about the Manna they were fed. The manna satisfied all their dietary needs, but they craved the food of Egypt more than God's provision.

Num 11:18 "And tell the people to purify themselves, for tomorrow they will have meat to eat. Tell them, 'The LORD has heard your whining and complaints: "If only we had meat to eat! Surely we were better off in Egypt!" Now the LORD will give you meat, and you will have to eat it.
19 And it won't be for just a day or two, or for five or ten or even twenty.
20 You will eat it for a whole month until you gag and are sick of it.
For you have rejected the LORD, who is here among you, and you have complained to him, "Why did we ever leave Egypt?"'"
21 But Moses said, "There are 600,000 foot soldiers here with me, and yet you promise them meat for a whole month!
22Even if we butchered all our flocks and herds, would that satisfy them? Even if we caught all the fish in the sea, would that be enough?"
23 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Is there any limit to my power? Now you
will see whether or not my word comes true!"

I think many have fallen into the habit of complaining with dissatisfaction. People crave and demand from God as if he were only to serve them. They like to hear sermons about getting more and more from God, but what of their own character? Are we an unpleasant noise to others and to the LORD?

31 Now the LORD sent a wind that brought quail from the sea and let them fall into the camp and all around it! For many miles in every direction from the camp there were quail flying about three feet above the ground.
32 So the people went out and caught quail all that day and throughout the night and all the next day, too. No one gathered less than fifty bushels ! They spread the quail out all over the camp.
33 But while they were still eating the meat, the anger of the LORD blazed against the people, and he caused a severe plague to break out among them.
34 So that place was called Kibroth-hattaavah -- "the graves of craving" -- because they buried the people there who had craved meat from Egypt. will see whether or not my word comes true!" (NLT)

Eph 2:1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
Eph 2:2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
Eph 2:3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
Eph 2:4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
Eph 2:5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
Eph 2:6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
Eph 2:7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
Eph 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Eph 2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Eph 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

I love God's grace, but let us each be thankful for his provision and quit the complaining.

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