Bible: Psalm 78:17-33
78:17 Yet they continued to sin against him,
and rebelled against the sovereign One 1 in the desert.
78:18 They willfully challenged God 2
by asking for food to satisfy their appetite.
78:19 They insulted God, saying, 3
“Is God really able to give us food 4 in the wilderness?
78:20 Yes, 5 he struck a rock and water flowed out,
streams gushed forth.
But can he also give us food?
Will he provide meat for his people?”
78:21 When 6 the
A fire broke out against Jacob,
and his anger flared up 7 against Israel,
78:22 because they did not have faith in God,
and did not trust his ability to deliver them. 8
78:23 He gave a command to the clouds above,
and opened the doors in the sky.
78:24 He rained down manna for them to eat;
he gave them the grain of heaven. 9
78:25 Man ate the food of the mighty ones. 10
He sent them more than enough to eat. 11
78:26 He brought the east wind through the sky,
and by his strength led forth the south wind.
78:27 He rained down meat on them like dust,
birds as numerous as the sand on the seashores. 12
78:28 He caused them to fall right in the middle of their camp,
all around their homes.
78:29 They ate until they were stuffed; 13
he gave them what they desired.
78:30 They were not yet filled up, 14
their food was still in their mouths,
78:31 when the anger of God flared up against them.
He killed some of the strongest of them;
he brought the young men of Israel to their knees.
78:32 Despite all this, they continued to sin,
and did not trust him to do amazing things. 15
78:33 So he caused them to die unsatisfied 16
and filled with terror. 17