devotional post # 2302
Num 11:31 Then a wind from Yahveh sprang up, and it brought quail from the sea and let them fall beside the camp, about a day’s journey on this side and a day’s journey on the other side, around the camp, and about two cubits above the ground.
Num 11:32 And the people went out all that day and all night and all the next day, and gathered the quail. Those who gathered least gathered ten homers. And they spread them out for themselves all around the camp.
Num 11:33 While the meat was yet between their teeth, before it was swallowed, the anger of Yahveh was kindled against the people, and Yahveh struck down the people with a very great plague.
Num 11:34 Therefore the name of that place was called Kibroth-hattaavah, because there they buried the people who had the craving.
Num 11:35 From Kibroth-hattaavah the people journeyed to Hazeroth, and they remained at Hazeroth.
This time, when the Israelites broke camp and set out, they left a cemetery. The people had craved meat, despite having been given manna in abundance. So, God gave them what they had craved, and it killed many of them.
Some people teach that God wants his people to keep asking for more and more, so they can be blessed — to show God’s love and power. No, that’s not quite right. God is most glorified when his people trust him no matter what he provides. Faith in God’s care is much better than faith in our ability to get him to give more. Sometimes, more is less.
LORD, make us grateful citizens of your kingdom.