That’ll Learn Ya’

That’ll Learn Ya’

20 However, some of them paid no attention to Moses; they kept part of it until morning, but it was full of maggots and began to smell. So Moses was angry with them. Exodus 16:20

Billionaire John D. Rockefeller when asked how much is enough money, “A little more.”

Some of the Israelites wanted to stretch out their food. They wanted to have a little more food, even after being guaranteed by the Lord Himself that He would provide in the evening and morning. Was it an issue of faith in God telling them to gather food the next day or were they just generally discontented?

The bigger question is, is it in man’s nature to want more than he already has, to be discontent with what he owns and possesses?

Still, it came down as an edict from God Himself. It didn’t take long for them to disobey.

We face contentment issues daily. Content with our looks, family, friends, jobs, financial situation, or socioeconomic status.

1 Timothy 6:6-7 reminds us that “But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, so we cannot carry anything out of it.”

Some things, however, warrant being discontent such as being in a bad relationship.

But, if everything is going well and you don’t have problems, why not enjoy what you have without wanting or needing more?

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