God Supplies Contentment
Scripture Reading: Numbers 11:13-17
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Scripture Quote: He asked the LORD, "Why have you brought this trouble on your servant? What have I done to displease you that you put the burden of all these people on me? Numbers 11:11 (NIV)
The Israelites were traveling through dessert, without any near prospect of the rich country that God had promised - They were weary and suffered a great deal of discontent. Moses felt the burden of all the complaining Israelite people who looked to him for solutions. The people craved food other than the manna God showered down from the sky each day. They wailed to Mosses for fish and meat and beseeched him to intercede for them to God. It must have been so difficult for Moses to have that multitude of complainers under his care.
God responded to the Israelites with anger - He sent fire to the ungrateful complainers. But, when the people cried out to Moses, he prayed to the Lord and the fire died down. Imagine the distressing weight Moses must have felt. His only real resource was God's mercy. We can feel utterly overwhelmed by a sense of unrelenting responsibilities in our lives also. Like Moses, we can agonize and fret over all the things that seem to overtake us, or we can turn to the only real resource we have, which is God Almighty. He and He alone is our rock and our redeemer and in Him we receive everything we need to find our contentment.
Today’s meditation: God wants to be your only resource.
Memory Verse: "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” John 10:11 (NIV)
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