Count your blessings

When speaking with some fellow Christians, I told them for the next week that my lessons will be from the book of Numbers. They told me that it was “DRY”material and I didn’t like it. None of God’s word is dry and there is a lot of lessons to be learned from the Israelite people during this time. During their journey to the promise land, the Lord took great care of His people and yet they still found many different ways to complain. There is many lessons to learn from their experiences and their lack of faith in God. They angered the Lord many times. So let’s get started!

Numbers 11:31-34

“A wind from the LORD went out and brought quails from the sea, and let them fall by 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 surface of the earth. The people rose up all that day, and all the night, and all the next day, and gathered the quails. He who gathered least gathered ten homers; b and they spread them all abroad for    themselves around the camp. While the flesh was yet between their teeth, before it was chewed, the anger of the LORD was kindled against the people, and the LORD struck the people with a very great plague. The name of that place was called Kibroth Hattaavah, because there they buried the people who lusted.”

What can you learn from these verses? What sins did these people commit? First of all, they lusted for things they did not have at that time. Secondly, they were not grateful for what the Lord had already done for them. He brought them out of Egypt, and He provided mana so they would never go hungry. All these things and many more and they were still constantly complaining to Moses. So what did God do about them complaining about not having meat? He gave them plenty for a month. He gave them so much that they got sick of it. Then God because He was still angered because of their lack of faith sent a plague that killed many.

The lesson to be learned from Numbers 11:31-34 is to count your blessings. Do not be ungrateful for what you do not have, but be happy for what God has provided you. No matter how bad you think something is, things can always be worse. You always have something to be grateful about. So before you complain, learn from these people. Dont anger God to send a season or two of hardships so you can learn to be grateful for what you have. Have a blessed day y’all!

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