~Numbers 11:1a And when the people complained, it displeased the Lord: and the Lord heard it; …
Complaining is a serious matter. Sometimes we do it so flippantly that we do not realize that it is a slap in God’s face when we do so. No matter how bleak our situation, there is something to be thankful for in our lives.
When our eyes get off the Lord and we stop being grateful for what we have, we give way to the lust of the flesh.
~Numbers 11:4-6 And the mixt multitude that was among them fell a lusting: and the children of Israel also wept again, and said, Who shall give us flesh to eat? We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlick: But now our soul is dried away: there is nothing at all, beside this manna, before our eyes.
Notice that the people fell to the lust of the flesh and began desiring for what they use to have despite the horrible fact that they were in captivity? That speaks volumes! They didn’t care if their lives were hard as long as their flesh was satisfied! They would rather have the things of the world than the perfect will of God. Their eyes were focused on earthly goods rather than God’s will.
What do we clutch on to in our lives that prevent us from doing God’s will? Is it known sin? Is it earthly possessions? It is a loved one? Nothing is more important than doing God’s will. Once we do His will, all other things fall into place. He promises to provide for us and take care of us. What more can we ask for?