Friday, March 20, 2009

Day 79 The wail for quail !

Numbers 11.
Not satisfied with the daily Manna the rabble among the people wanted meat. They got more than they bargained for. They got hemmed in on every side by the quail the length of a days journey. The desire for "more" is part of our struggle against our flesh. Even when judgment came swiftly and severely they still didn't learn the lesson.

Psalm 78:28-30 gives us more perspective on the incident. "He made them come down inside their camp, all around their tents.They ate till they had more than enough, for he had given them what they craved.But before they turned from the food they craved,even while it was still in their mouths, God's anger rose against them;he put to death the sturdiest among them, cutting down the young men of Israel.

In spite of all this, they kept on sinning;in spite of his wonders, they did not believe. So he ended their days in futility and their years in terror".

When we don't learn from life's lessons then the outcome is futility and terror, not a legacy we would want to leave our respective families.

So what lesson do I see for me? be content with YHWH's provision for today, the Bread of His daily presence; paying attention to any "cravings" that are really saying God is not enough. Godliness with contentment is great gain.

1 comment:

  1. I have been surprised at how much love or desire for things has been part of my life. The Lord has been speaking to me about contentment. It seems the more we have, the more we want. Nothing is quite enough to please our flesh. It is like our flesh is a consuming fire. We can choose to honor the true consuming fire of God or serve the continual fire of our flesh. One is life the other is death.

    Shirley fay