Physical gratification v. spiritual satisfaction

Psalm 106:13-15 Yet how quickly they forgot what he had done!
    They wouldn’t wait for his counsel!
 In the wilderness their desires ran wild,
    testing God’s patience in that dry wasteland.
 So he gave them what they asked for,
    but he sent a plague along with it.

Most of the time the Israelites were more concerned about themselves than the things of God.  They sought after what they wanted instead of seeking God’s will.  Sometimes we, too, are more concerned about our physical desires and needs rather than our spiritual growth.  We would rather have it now than wait for God’s perfect timing. If we complain long enough, God will give us what we ask for, but our impatience and demand comes with a price.  We disappoint God and what we receive never blesses us the way we think it will.

God doesn’t withhold things from us on a whim or to frustrate us.  He always has something better in mind, so when we beg, bargain or stomp our feet demanding that our wants be met, we are only hurting ourselves.  We need to trust in God’s care, provision and timing.  We should not be seeking after things God doesn’t give us.

My reading schedule this week:

May 7         2 Samuel 7; 1 Chronicles 17
May 8         Psalms 25, 29, 33, 36, 39
May 9         2 Samuel 8-9; 1 Chronicles 18
May 10       Psalms 50, 53, 60, 75
May 11         2 Samuel 5:11-6:23; 1 Chronicles 13-16
May 12         Psalms 65-67, 69-70
May 13        2 Samuel 11-12; 1 Chronicles 20

NOTE:  I am following the Chronological Timeline from


About Jill Potts Jones

I am a Believer. I believe in God. I believe that Jesus Christ is THE Son of God. I believe that Jesus died so I can have eternal life. I am not ashamed to say that the Lord Jesus Christ is my God and my Savior!
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