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Numbers 11:20

To govern these people was a tremendous burden for Moses because they were not free of their slave mentality. They still thought like slaves. They kept rebelling to the extent that they yearned to go back to the bondage that they had yearned to come out of just a short time before.

Interestingly, the problem on the surface had to do with their diet, but it was not the real problem. As God presents it, the conflict was over what to them was a plain and bland diet as compared to the rich and stimulating diet to which they were accustomed in Egypt. They wanted to be stimulated, but they did not realize—because they were still thinking like slaves—that their tastes were entirely perverted, even their tastes in food. In despising the Lord, they were actually accusing Him—the One who made them—of not knowing what they needed to face the rigors of life in the wilderness.

John W. Ritenbaugh
Freedom and Unleavened Bread



Numbers 11:19-20

God decides to give them exactly what they want. Remember this, those who crave something and pray to God for it—He may give it to us! Just because we appear to be blessed with it does not mean it is a blessing.

John W. Ritenbaugh
Passover and I Corinthians 10


 
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