Numbers 11:23 - The LORD answered Moses, "Is the LORD'S arm too short? You will now see whether or not what I say will come true for you." NIV
Num. 11:23 - And the LORD said to Moses, "Is the LORD'S power limited? Now you shall see whether My word will come true for you or not." NASB
Num. 11:23 - God answered Moses, "So, do you think I can't take care of you? You'll see soon enough whether what I say happens for you or not." (from THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language © 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson. All rights reserved.)
"Is the LORD'S arm too short?" or in other words, "Is the Lord's power limited?"
God asks Moses this question after He says, He will give the Israelites meat to eat and Moses informs God in Num. 11:21-22 - "There are 600,000 foot soldiers here with me, and yet you promise them meat for a whole month! 22 Even if we butchered all our flocks and herds, would that satisfy them? Even if we caught all the fish in the sea, would that be enough?" NLT
Moses has thought about his dilemma "no meat for the Israelites" and the Israelites are complaining to Moses about their situation. Moses is at the end of his rope when he asks God, "Why have you been so hard on me? What did I do to deserve the burden of a people like this?"
Then God informs Moses He will feed the people with meat and Moses tells God how big of a task this really is. I can see God looking at the Logos, the Holy Spirit and laughing.
Then I picture God saying to them, "He really doesn't know our power."
Do you believe in God or not? Is God's power unlimited? Is God still able to work miracles?
Well, then all we have to do is believe in God and His power and watch Him work. Sometimes He will use us, sometimes He will use others and sometimes He will accomplish the miracle all by Himself.
What difficult situation are you facing today?
Remember it is very important how you view the LORD because this represents your faith in Him. So let me ask you is God's arm too short?
Think About These:
We may not know what the future holds, but we know who holds the future.
God promises us a safe landing but not a calm voyage.
Gary A. Serago
Minister of God's Word
Gary A Serago.