Dear Trinity Families,
Here is your Daily Devotion
How common is it for people to be ungrateful? How often do people complain? Way back in the book of Numbers, over 3000 years ago, the people of Israel were upset about how long the trip was taking and they were complaining about the food God was giving them.
People don’t change much, do they?
God responded. His response is a taste of what the people deserved.
He sent venomous snakes—deadly ones.
That got their attention. And the people repented.
Moses prayed and God, amazingly, was gracious. He provided a cure, but he gave them a cure that required faith: Look at the snake on the pole.
Looking at a snake didn’t make any sense. But, believing God’s promises and his power did. Anyone who looked, looked because they believed God’s promise. God kept his promise. He exerted his power and people were cured.
We would think that, after that, the people would have learned not to complain. We know better. People don’t change much. People still complain—even in the middle of incredible blessings. They still suffer the consequences of their sin. And God is still gracious. He sent his Son to be the cure for sin. He crucified him on a cross in our place.
Now it’s our turn to believe God’s promise. By faith, we look to Jesus for our salvation.