Dec 15, 2018
t is one thing to share with God what it is you think you desire. But it is another thing altogether to demand of God what you believe you can’t live without. It is a sign of ingratitude and a lack of belief in God’s providence and wisdom. Yet, we do it all the time. And so did the Israelites. And in Numbers 10-11, we get an up-close and personal glimpse into their demand for more from God. He had miraculously provided them with manna. But they decided what He had given them was not enough. They wanted more. They had unmet appetites that were forcing them to voice their dissatisfaction with God and His provision. And that is a dangerous game to play. Rejecting God is risky business. Demanding more from our already generous and gracious God is not a tactic that ends well. Telling God you’re unhappy with His provision never ends well. And the Israelites were about to learn that lesson the hard way.