Best Friends with the Dark

By Greg Laurie

Then the foreign rabble who were traveling with the Israelites began to crave the good things of Egypt. And the people of Israel also began to complain. ‘Oh, for some meat!’ they exclaimed.”
—Numbers 11:4

The foreign rabble, or mixed multitude, joined the Israelites as they left Egypt. They probably were impressed with the wonder-working God of Israel, and they, too, wanted to escape. And although they left Egypt, Egypt apparently never left them.

They didn’t appreciate the manna God was providing for them in the wilderness, so they started complaining. And then the Israelites began to complain too. The mixed multitude was a bad influence on God’s people. Manna was bread from Heaven, sent from God, and they rejected it.

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Luke 21:36 "Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man."

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