Egypt – the Israelites, God’s people, were grumbling about the severe condition of slavery they were in. God sends help. God provides an abundance of trinkets and supplies to send them away from this burden.
God provides protection. God shows the way. They experience miraculous things. Then it happened. Discontentment. Boredom. It becomes all about “ME”!
The sons of Israel said to them, “Would that we had died by the Lord’s hand in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the pots of meat, when we ate bread to the full; for you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger.”
Exodus 16:3 NASB
The people spoke against God and Moses, “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no food and no water, and we loathe this miserable food.”
Numbers 21:5 NASB
When the focus turns from God to “me” it is so easy to forget what God has done; to remember from where He has brought me, to where I am now. He has a plan for each of His children, and it isn’t “to kill this whole assembly”.
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.
John 10:10 NASB
And I have to chuckle at, “there is no food or water” and in the same sentence ” we loathe this miserable food”.
Aren’t we like that too? We don’t lack God’s provision, we just don’t like how it is dished out. This is especially evident in trials and tribulations.
What we need to remember is that God is still the same God in all situations. He can be trusted that what He is doing in our lives is for our good and His glory!! No doubt.
🌹Are you satisfied in God? Trusting God in all situations?
Continually Seeking Him,