As a pastor and fellow human, I too, have engaged in the thinking of the time. If I had this or that I would somehow be better, happier and healthier.
We are not the first nation or religious group to think and pray along this line. We may well be the last. A group very similar to us as individuals and members of a nation blessed above all the nations of the earth lived a miraculous existence for years. Yet they complained constantly. The account is recorded in what is called the Psalm of Ingratitude. Note this verse in Psalms 106:15, “And he gave them their request; but sent leanness into their soul.”
The people of Israel wanted Quail under glass and the Lord gave it to them. They widened their physical girth while shrinking their soul. This is a historical time with a lesson we should know, in this and all times. Here is the lesson:
The carnal (flesh) does not strengthen the spiritual. A carnal method does not, in the long run, produce spiritual growth. Be sure of what you want.
Copyright © 2013 Larry Lilly