Then the Lord said to Moses, “Has my arm lost its power? Now you will see whether or not my word comes true!”” (Numbers 11:23, NLT)

In this case, we cringe because what the Lord has said will happen is that the people will be inundated with quail, so much quail that “You will eat it for a whole month until you gag and are sick of it. For you have rejected the Lord, who is here among you, and you have whined to him, saying, “Why did we ever leave Egypt?” ’ ”” (Numbers 11:20, NLT)

We will soon see that the people will get what they want and it will be very bitter.  Moses can’t even conceive of so much meat in the desert and our verse is God’s answer to him. The point that we carry away from this is that God’s word always comes true. Always.

John Calvin comments here: “As soon, therefore, as distrust on the score of difficulties begins to take possession of our minds, let this conclusion be remembered, that the promises of God do not exceed the measure of His power to accomplish effectually whatever He has declared.”

We have seen God fulfill his word again and again in both the Scriptures and in history.  Has God changed?  Will he not fulfill his word and promises in our lives?  Will he not bring to pass all that he has promised for his church?

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