THE BOOK OF NIMBERS
MANNA AND QUAIL BIBLE STUDY
MANNA AND QUAIL IN THE BIBLE STORY
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THE BOOK OF NUMBERS
MANNA AND QUAIL BIBLE LESSON
MANNA AND QUAIL IN THE BIBLE EVENT
What a beautiful day for Daily Bread's study of
the book of Numbers. We're joining Moses and the children of Israel in a
new location today, which is in the wilderness of Paran. For those of you
who are geography buffs, a good estimate of their 3 day journey from the
mountain of God took them approximately 20 miles northeast of their
departure from Horeb.
Now when the children of Israel
complained about things, it annoyed God. He heard it and His anger was
provoked, so the fire of the Lord came down and burnt the people who were in
the outermost parts of the camp. The people cried to Moses and when Moses
prayed about it, God stopped the fire. Moses called the place Taberah,
which means, Burning.
As if that weren't a clear enough
lesson, different people that were with the children of Israel began to want
different food to eat and God's people too, pitied themselves and said to
one another, Who'll give us meat? We remember the fish that we ate in Egypt
for free, and the fresh vegetables, but now our soul is dried up. There's
nothing at all except this manna.
Moses heard the people crying
throughout their families in all their tents and the anger of the Lord was
stirred up again. Moses was upset too and he said to the Lord, Why do you
make me suffer? What have I done that I don't find favor in your eyes and
you put the responsibility of these people all on me? Are they my children
that you should say to me, Carry them like a nurturing father, into the land
that you promised to their fathers?
MANNA AND QUAIL BIBLE HOPE
MANNA AND QUAIL IN THE BIBLE EXPLAINED
Where will I get meat to give all these
people? They cry to me for meat. I can't do all this alone, it's too much
for me. If you treat me this way, kill me, I beg you, right now, if I've
found favor in your sight, and don't make me go through this misery.
The Lord told Moses to choose seventy
officers that were elders of the children of Israel and to bring them to the
tabernacle of the congregation with him and stand there with them. The Lord
said, I'll come down and talk with you there and I'll take the spirit that
you have and put it on them and they'll bear the burden of the people with
you so you don't have to do it alone. (These are Spiritual Gifts that
Paul speaks of in the New Testament, given by God through the Holy Spirit,
to enable us to serve and glorify Him.)
Then the Lord said to Moses, Tell the
people to make themselves holy for tomorrow and you will have meat to eat
because you cried in the ears of the Lord saying, Who will give us flesh to
eat? Things were good in Egypt. So, the Lord will give you flesh, and
you'll eat. You won't eat one day or two or five or ten or twenty days, but
even a whole month, until it comes out your nostrils and it makes you
sick, because you've disdained the Lord which is among you and you
cried in front of me saying, Why did we ever leave Egypt?
MANNA AND QUAIL BIBLE TRUTH
MANNA AND QUAIL IN THE BIBLE DETAILS
Oh, God was plenty mad alright! He
was saying, So, you don't think what the Lord gives you is adequate, eh?
Well, you'll get your meat, and you'll eat it 'till it comes out your nose
Moses said, There are over 600,000
people and you said you'll feed them flesh for a whole month! Should I
slaughter the flocks and herds to give them enough meat or catch enough fish
to satisfy them? There goes Moses again, bless his heart, taking the
responsibility all upon himself.
Well, the Lord had to remind Moses
once again of His greatness and He said, Has the Lord lost His power? You
just hide and watch and you'll see whether what I said will happen or not.
So Moses told the people what God said and gathered the seventy out of the
elders of Israel and stood them around the tabernacle.
The Lord came down in a cloud and talked to Moses, then took from the spirit that was upon him
and gave it to the seventy elders. When the spirit rested on them, they
prophesied and didn't stop.
MANNA AND QUAIL BIBLE TEACHING
MANNA AND QUAIL IN THE BIBLE BLESSING
Now there were two men in the camp,
named Eldad and Medad, and the spirit rested on them too. They were part of
the seventy elders but they didn't come to the tabernacle and they
prophesied out in the camp. Someone ran and told Moses about it and Joshua
said, My lord Moses, forbid them. Moses said to Joshua, Do you feel sorry
for me because God has shared His spirit with others? I'm not jealous of
them. I wish that all the Lord's people were prophets and He would put His
spirit on them!
When Moses and the elders went back
into the camp, the Lord sent out a wind that brought quails from the sea
that fell around the camp as far as it would take a day to travel, all
around the camp, and 3 feet deep! The people gathered the quail all day and
night, and all the next day too. The person that gathered the least amount,
gathered more than 100 bushels, and they spread them all out for themselves
all over the camp.
Their greed was so ugly that it made
God furious, and while the meat was still between their teeth, before it was
even all chewed, the wrath of God struck the people with a plague and He
killed those who coveted the meat. Moses called that place Kibrothhattaavah,
which means, The graves of lust, because they buried the people who were
greedy there. From there the people journeyed a few miles to Hazeroth and
set up the camp there.
MANNA AND QUAIL BIBLE SUMMARY
MANNA AND QUAIL IN THE BIBLE CONCLUSION
These times when the children of
Israel disappointed God so deeply are referred to as "the provocation."
We've learned a good lesson from this. When God's people are good, God is
good to them. And when God's people provoke Him to anger, terrible things
can happen. One thing to remember, is that He never disciplines without
good reason, so we must be mindful of the things we do and be conscientious
of things that may disappoint Him.
In our next story, Miriam and Aaron
speak their minds about Moses. The problem is, they speak loud enough for
the Lord to hear. You won't want to miss it, so join us again won't you,
for more Daily Bread.
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