TOPIC: BE GRATEFUL TO GOD
Memory verse:-"The whole Israelite community set out from Elim and came to the Desert of Sin, which
is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after they had come
out of Egypt. In the desert the whole community grumbled against Moses and Aaron.
The Israelites said to them, "If only we had died by the Lord’s hand in Egypt! There
we sat around pots of meat and ate all the food we wanted, but you have brought us
out into this desert to starve this entire assembly to death.” Then the Lord said to
Moses, "I will rain down bread from heaven for you. The people are to go out each
day and gather enough for that day. In this way I will test them and see whether they
will follow my instructions. On the sixth day they are to prepare what they bring in, and
that is to be twice as much as they gather on the other days.”
So Moses and Aaron said to all the Israelites, "In the evening you will know that it was
the Lord who brought you out of Egypt, and in the morning you will see the glory of
the Lord, because he has heard your grumbling against him. Who are we, that you
should grumble against us?” Moses also said, "You will know that it was the Lord
when he gives you meat to eat in the evening and all the bread you want in the morning,
because he has heard your grumbling against him. Who are we? You are not grumbling
against us, but against the Lord.”
As we see from the bible passage till this time of the journey the Israelites were grumbling against the Lord. A real sign of ungratefulness, they should have known by this time that they were so special to God and He intends to give them the best. But such is human nature when we are having good time we forget the bad times from which we were redeemed through the grace of God. It pains a lot when our fellow human being is ungrateful yet we are ungrateful to God for all His mercies and kindness.
There will always be good or bad time so far as the earth is concerned and any of them brings out the glory of God. Most times let us ask what have we done for God to merit all His mercies and grace rather than what can God do for me as a Christian.
Prayer:-pray for a heart of gratefulness
pray and celebrate God for your life and your household
celebrate God in songs of praise and worship
What to meditate on:
Do you deserve God’s mercies and kindness, if yes what did you do and if no then what do you have to do for Him?