Careful What You Wish For

There is a very important lesson in scripture about being careful what you wish for.

It only takes a month out of captivity for the Israelites to romanticize their bondage.

Psalms 106:13-15 (KJV) They soon forgat his works; they waited not for his counsel:
But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tempted God in the desert.
And he gave them their request; but sent leanness into their soul.
They prayed for quail (meat to eat) and lusted after what they desired rather then accepting what God knew was good for them. Well they prayed and got what they wished for and then some.
So much that it started to rot and stink because they could not eat it fast enough and had no way to store it.

How many quails were sent?

Enough to come out their nostrils and for them to never want quail for supper again.

A man does not know what is best for him when his heart is set on worldly prosperity; and God is more benevolent to people than they are to themselves, in withholding what is so often the object of their intense desire. “What is asked in passion, is often given in wrath” – Henry.

So be careful what you wish because you just might get it.

1 Timothy 6:6-8 (KJV) But godliness with contentment is great gain.
For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.

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