Have you been reading your bible this past week? Would you be willing to share a significant passage you read and why it was a timely word for you from God? I would like to hear what you are reading and how it is impacting your life. Share your thoughts here.
4 The rabble who were among them had greedy desires; and also the sons of Israel wept again and said, “Who will give us meat to eat? 5 “We remember the fish which we used to eat free in Egypt, the cucumbers and the melons and the leeks and the onions and the garlic, 6 but now our appetite is gone. There is nothing at all to look at except this manna.” (Numbers 11:4-6 NASB)
What stuck me the most in this passage was the word ‘free’. As the greedy rabbles (disorderly cowards) were grumbling the sons of Israel began weeping again. In their remembering Egypt they think of the fish they used to eat for ‘free’. The danger of a ‘free’ handout creates a dependency and a greedy craving for more of the same.
Share your significant scripture reading with me.
Today in church history:
On December 1, 1950 Jim Eliot wrote these words in his journal: “Unwillingness to accept God’s “way of escape” from temptation frightens me what a rebel yet resides within.” (source)