I prayed and I searched and I finally concluded I am using the word “Quail.”  Why not, it was the second part of God’s gift to the Israelites.   So it was a blessing.

Manna and Quail from Heaven

Exodus 16:13-15

“I have heard the grumblings of the sons of Israel; speak to them, saying, ‘At twilight you shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall be filled with bread; and you shall know that I am the LORD your God.'”So it came about at evening that the quails came up and covered the camp, and in the morning there was a layer of dew around the camp.  When the layer of dew evaporated, behold, on the surface of the wilderness there was a fine flake-like thing, fine as the frost on the ground.…

God provided and yet the people after along time tired of the blessings and these gifts sustained them.  Those who tried to hoard the manna found it would be wasted and eaten up by worms and becoming good for nothing.  God continues to provide for us with the early crops that we richly enjoy.

Then after time, they grew tired of the foods God provided and in Numbers we see what God does, he provides them too many quail.  They were complaining to him about craving other type foods, and  ‘the Israelites started wailing and said, “If only we had meat to eat! We remember the fish we ate in Egypt at no cost—also the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions and garlic. But now we have lost our appetite; we never see anything but this manna!” (Num. 11:4-6)  

What a scene of all these quails being blow in from the sea.   God was angry and he was going to teach them.  Many of the people ate so much, they became sick, “But while they were gorging themselves on the meat—while it was still in their mouths—the anger of Yahweh blazed against the people, and He struck them with a severe plague. So that place was called Kibroth-hattaavah [kib-rawth-HAT-ah-vah] (which means “graves of gluttony”) because there they buried the people who had craved meat from Egypt.” (Num. 11:33-34)

How often do we grumble about our blessings.  These people are not any different.  We have to realize that our God can provide and our God can take away.  Who is in charge of our life?






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