Then Moses said to Aaron, “Say to the whole congregation of the people of Israel, ‘Come near before the LORD, for he has heard your grumbling.’” And as soon as Aaron spoke to the whole congregation of the people of Israel, they looked toward the wilderness, and behold, the glory of the LORD appeared in the cloud. And the LORD said to Moses, “I have heard the grumbling of the people of Israel. Say to them, ‘At twilight you shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall be filled with bread. Then you shall know that I am the LORD your God.’”
by: Cheri Appel.
Having left Egypt six weeks earlier and now journeying through the wilderness, the Israelites truly were running out of food. Reviewing their complaints, however, what exaggerations do you detect? What had they conveniently forgotten? Considering who they were, and who had rescued them, what was missing in their thinking? God did not just give in to their complaints. He did not simply give them food. Explain the eternal lesson God taught the Israelites in this passage. And what about us? Do we believe, without a doubt, that God is faithful and will answer our prayers? Have we learned to depend on Jehovah-Jireh to provide for our needs without complaint?