Morning Morsels 035: Cravings and Complaints

Do not crave the things of this world over Yah’s blessings.

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Shalom, and happy morning to you. When we have awakened to truth and died to self, daily denying the things we used to crave, we must never turn back to those things. We must let go and move forward, overcoming the lust of the flesh. Being weak in moments like this and looking back with regret at what we once had while we were ignorant and asleep destroys the good that we have worked for. If we crave the things this world offers over what Yah supplies, and scoff at his blessings, this will only anger him and incur his wrath.

The people of Israel experienced this during their wilderness wandering. Numbers 11:4 tells us that they followed the foreign rabble rousers in complaining and craving the food they ate in Egypt. “Oh, for some meat!” they would say. And as to Yah’s blessing, they scoffed, “All we ever see is this manna!”

Well, Yah heard their grumbling and whining, and he responded with a fitting judgment.

31 Now Yah sent a wind that brought quail from the sea and let them fall all around the camp. For miles in every direction there were quail flying about three feet above the ground. 32 So the people went out and caught quail all that day and throughout the night and all the next day, too. No one gathered less than fifty bushels! They spread the quail all around the camp to dry. 33 But while they were gorging themselves on the meat—while it was still in their mouths—the anger of Yah blazed against the people, and he struck them with a severe plague. 34 So that place was called Kibroth-hattaavah (which means “graves of gluttony”) because there they buried the people who had craved meat from Egypt.

—Numbers 11:31 – 34


Keywords: cravings, lust of the flesh, quail, gluttony, wilderness wandering, Kibroth-hattaavah, morning morsels, living hebrew, kingdom preppers, daily devotion, growing up Hebrew, guh

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