They had been delivered from slavery in Egypt, but apparently that wasn’t enough to keep the Israelites content. Throughout the school year, my children complain as if they’re in bondage to slavery. When summer comes around, it’s truly like they’ve been delivered out of Egypt. They look forward to it all year, but after 2-3 weeks they’re bored. Or they look forward to our summer family trip until we’re there. Then they want to know what we’re going to do while we’re there. It’s not enough to be out of school and together as a family on vacation. They need to be entertained as well. Why can’t they just be content? This must be how God often feels with us. I imagine Him thinking, “Look what I’ve given them, why must they constantly need more than simply being in My presence?” We don’t always need to look for the next big thing. God simply wants us to be thankful and content alongside Him right here, right now, and confidently trusting Him for a secure and incredible future.
Read: Jeremiah 29:11; Isaiah 40:31; 1 Timothy 6:6