Numbers 11:20 KJV But even a whole month, until it come out at your nostrils, and it be loathsome unto you: because that ye have despised the Lord which is among you, and have wept before him, saying, Why came we forth out of Egypt?
This verse made me cry today as I studied with my sister, the part, that ye have despised the Lord, really spoke to my heart. If you read the whole chapter you will see the children of Israel complaining about the manna (food from heaven) that God provided them with. They were sick of it and they wanted meat. They remembered all of the good food that they had in Egypt, but forgot about the slavery and how badly they were treated there. They didn’t praise God for the manna that He provided and for all the things He had already done for them. They complained even to the point of asking why did God bring them out of Egypt (where they were in bondage)! I believe that was an insult to God and His goodness.
The Bible says that they despised the Lord. How? In their murmurings, their complaining and in their ungratefulness. That is so sad. Let’s just think about that today.
Help us. We are unworthy of Your great love and mercy, yet You have given it to us freely. While Jesus was hanging on the cross, He said, Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. We don’t always know what we are doing, Lord. We are a broken people. We struggle to find Your will and Your way. Every day we want to walk closer with You. We are sorry for the times that we fail You, Lord. Thank You for Your word, which is alive and powerful, sharper than any two-edged sword (Hebrews 4:12). Help us to do better and to be better people. If we have murmured, complained or been ungrateful for anything that You have provided us with, we are sorry. Help us to remember to give thanks in all things. We love You, praise You and look with excitement for what You will speak to us next. You are good, holy and worthy of all praise. Thank You for meeting with us today and drawing us closer to Your side. You are awesome. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
If you do not know Jesus but would like to know more about Him, including how you can be saved, please read the following blog titled, You Never Let Us Go. God bless. https://thefathersfeet.wordpress.com/2020/01/07/you-never-let-us-go/