Monday, March 18, 2013

you've got quail!

Numbers 11:19-20

19 You will eat, not for one day, or two days, or five days, or 10 days, or 20 days, 20 but for a whole month—until it comes out of your nostrils and becomes nauseating to you—because you have rejected the Lord who is among you, and cried to Him: ‘Why did we ever leave Egypt?’”
I have never eaten so much meat that it came out my nose... and I don't want to.
However much it is, it is apparently enough to make you wish you never had meat again. I have gotten sick and thrown up steak before. I don't think it was the steak's fault. It was just an innocent bystander along for the ride when the flu struck. That said, I did not eat steak for about a year or so after that incident. It just did not sound good to me anymore. Some serious correlative power was transferred from steak in a toilet to steak on a plate.
My friend got caught chewing tobacco in junior high by his dad. So his dad made him put in a big full lip of dip and sit and watch an entire World Series baseball game with him. With no cup or place to spit the juice. It goes without saying my friend turned green and did not desire to chew tobacco for a while.  My friend started chewing again soon thereafter.  Only now he had developed the ability and taste for swallowing chewbacco spit.  Twist!

My friend's dad was trying to produce what God did with quail. 

You want something? Fine. 
Here is a bunch of it! 

Still want it? 

Still wanting something after getting a bunch of it reveals a lot about how much you actually want something versus how much you want something at that moment. 

But anways, that's another topic for a different weblog (kickin' it old school)
"Why did we ever leave Egypt?"

Because we didn't like it.

Israel invents rose-colored glasses while wandering in the desert and forgets that being whipped by slavemasters stung your behind.

Furthermore, God delivered you from Egypt. His power was demonstrated in ushering you OUT of Egypt. To now wish to go back is to trample underfoot the goodness of God in intervening on your behalf.

Hebrews 10:26-31

26 For if we deliberately sin after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27 but a terrifying expectation of judgment and the fury of a fire about to consume the adversaries. 28 If anyone disregards Moses’ law, he dies without mercy, based on the testimony of two or three witnesses. 29 How much worse punishment do you think one will deserve who has trampled on the Son of God, regarded as profane the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and insulted the Spirit of grace? 30 For we know the One who has said, Vengeance belongs to Me, I will repay, and again, The Lord will judge His people. 31 It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God!

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