Day 59

Day 59 reading – Numbers Chapters 11-13

“Tell the people: ‘Consecrate yourselves in preparation for tomorrow, when you will eat meat. The LORD heard you when you wailed, “If only we had meat to eat! We were better off in Egypt!” Now the LORD will give you meat, and you will eat it. You will not eat it for just one day, or two days, or five, ten or twenty days, but for a whole month—until it comes out of your nostrils and you loathe it—because you have rejected the LORD, who is among you, and have wailed before him, saying, “Why did we ever leave Egypt?”’”  Numbers 11:18-20 NIV

You want meat.  I’ll give you meat.

Ever wanted something so bad and then after getting it wish you had never had it.

God has grown tired of the complaining coming from the people.

We read the story and think of the Israelites as a bunch of ungrateful brats.

Considering all that God has done for them, what right do they have to complain?

But wait, WE are the Israelites in the story – Not then, but now.

Consider the complaints that we have and then consider all that we have.

We must sound ridiculous to God on most days.

What might happen if we really got all that we asked for . . .

Day 60 reading – Numbers Chapters 14-15 and Psalm 90


I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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