“Now the rabble that was among them had a strong craving. And the people of Israel also wept again and said, "Oh that we had meat to eat!” (v4). The trouble-makers among the Israelites began talking about the “cucumbers and melons” and meat of Egypt, complaining that they were sick of the miraculous “manna” God provided in the desert. They no longer valued the grain that fell from heaven daily. Their complaints spread, until people were weeping and Moses was furious.
“And the anger of the Lord blazed hotly” (v10). The Israelites’ worst trouble wasn’t their enemies or the desert environment, but their own hearts. God calls us to trust that He is sufficient.