Now a wind went out from the LORD and drove quail in from the sea. It brought them down all around the camp to about three feet above the ground, as far as a day’s walk in any direction (Num. 11:31, NIV).
There was a time in the life of the Israelites when they desired to eat meat. They were in the wilderness, on their way to the Promise Land. No supermarket. No mall. No abattoir. Yet they wanted meat. God had given them manna to eat beforehand, but they wanted meat. Even the great Moses was confused as to how to provide meat for over 3.5 million people in the midst of an arid wilderness. Yet God said He was going to give them meat. He was going to show them that He was the God of more than enough.
And the LORD said unto Moses, Is the LORD’s hand waxed short? thou shalt see now whether my word shall come to pass unto thee or not (Num. 11:23).
By the time God moved to supply their needs, they were overwhelmed by the abundance of His goodness.
– He sent “a wind from the Lord.” This is the Holy Spirit, the Chief Executive of God’s operations on the earth. Whenever the Holy Spirit moves, something supernatural happens (Acts 1:8; Luke 1:35).
– The wind of the Lord drew the quails from where they were. God did not just provide for their need, He actually supplied their needs (Phil 4:19).
– The quails came to meet them where they were, brought by the wind of the Lord. They were not searching for their needs. God brought it to where they were.
– The quails were available all around the camp. Wherever they turned they could see the miraculous provision of God all around them.
– The quails were up to about “three feet above the ground.” God’s provision was prominent – it could be seen.
– The quails stretched as far as one day’s journey all around the camp in every direction that they might turn to. They asked for one day supply. He gave them what was more than enough for one full month. What a mighty God we serve – the God of more than enough!
Each time Jesus fed the thousands in the wilderness, they always ended up with leftovers. More than enough (Matt. 15:32-37). When Elisha supplied the need of the widow in debt, the debt was cleared and there was more than enough left for the family. (2 Kings 4:1-7). When Elijah received the last meal of the widow of Zarephath, the woman had more than enough throughout the famine (1 Kings 17:1-16).
This is the way of our God. He never runs a deficit budget. He always has more than enough. He is the God of superlative abundance.
And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work (2 Cor. 9:8):
What then is your need at this time? What is the project on hand? What is the debt that needs to be cleared? What is the challenge that needs to be addressed. There is more than enough available. Only believe, and you will see the
glory of the Lord.
But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Phil. 4:19).
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY
FOR FURTHER STUDIES
1 KINGS 1:8-15
Confession for Today
The Lord supplies all my needs according to His riches in glory. And I have more than enough.