Topic: Stop Complaining [Thursday April 5, 2018]
Text: Numbers 11:31-35 (KJV)
Key Verse: “And while the flesh was yet between their teeth, ere it was chewed, the wrath of the LORD was kindled against the people, and the LORD smote the people with a very great plague” (Numbers 11:33).
The “gift” of grumbling is largely dispensed among those who have no other talents, or who keep what they have wrapped up in a napkin.
Ever since Israel left Egypt, God had been supplying them with all the food they needed. It was now about two years that they had had manna. Perhaps they were getting tired of having the same food, yet they ought to have trusted God to supply their needs through prayers with thanksgiving. Instead, they chose to complain and make a noise about it. God gave them the quails but sent a plague among them to destroy them for their sins.
God filled Israelites’ camp, which would be a fair-sized city all by itself with quail to a depth of three feet! Not trusting that the birds would remain, even though God said it would be there for a month, the people stayed up for two days straight, gathering quail. The pickings were so easy that the smallest amount gathered was ten homers. One homer was a typical load for a donkey, or about 6.25 bushels or 50 gallons. A large trash bag would hold 40 gallons, so they gathered a minimum of 12.5 forty-gallon trash bags full of quail. They spread out to eat the meat right then, but before they could even swallow it, God struck them down with a plague.
Their lust caused them to put God on trial. The result was their death. Unbelief can be very dangerous. Murmuring against God can be deadly. Taking God for granted can be disastrous. Learn today to be content with what God provides and never murmur against Him or His appointed servant.
Thought For The Day: Better to be quiet and reflective than murmur and complain.
Bible Reading in one Year: Judges 16-18
DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.