Num. 11:4 Then the foreign rabble who were traveling with the Israelites began to crave the good things of Egypt, and the people of Israel also began to complain, “Oh, for some meat!” they exclaimed…..”
Most of us have a hard time being satisfied with what we have. We want the better model of what we have. We want better steaks than we have. We want better houses than what we live in. We want what our neighbors and friends have. We want simpler lives. We want to go back to “the good old days”, not knowing really if they were so good or not. We want, and there seems to be no end to it.
Like the Israelites, we begin to listen to those who are not satisfied. We feel like we are entitled to bigger and better than what we have. We complain and when nothing changes, we tend to try and take matters into our own hands, which rarely works out too well for us.
When will we ever learn? Instead of listening to the whiners and complainers, listen to those who have grateful hearts. Listen to those who have learned to be content with what the Lord has provided. Listen to those who appreciate God’s blessings. It is much easier to live happily with what we have when we have grateful hearts.