Friday, September 30, 2005

Give thank is better than complaining


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 (Number 11:31)

3 feet high = 1 meter
A day walking to any direction (radius of a circle)

I am an army and used to march. The normal rate of normal march is 4km/hour. Assume that due to women, children and flocks with them, their rate of walk was 2 km/hour. In one day, it means 2000 meters x 12 hours equals to 24000 meters.


Now, the volume of the area is height x area.
Let’s assume that the distance was equal to any direction thus it was a circle.
So the volume will be height x area of a circle
Or mathematically the formula to calculate that is

P r2 h  = 3.14 x (24000)2 x 1 meter
     = 1,808,640,000 meter cubic

1 meter cubic is a volume of 1 meter wide x 1 meter long x 1 meter high

Let’s assume the Israelite at the time were 2,000,000 people (according to the NIV study bible estimation)

Then the quail for each person was 1,808,640,000 divided by 2,000,000 = 904.32 meter cubic.

Can you imagine how much was it?
If your bed room is 18 meter cubic (that is around wide 3 x long 3 x high 2 meter), then each one of Israelite had to eat as much as 904.32/18= 50.24 times volume of your bedroom!

Can you imagine? Can you finish that???

That’s when God is exceedingly angry…..(Number 11:10)!

Not finish at that. Now that the Israelites were so greedy, none of them gathered less than ten homers, which were 22,000 liters! What a greedy they were!

Let’s make it simple, how much is the capacity of your fuel tank?
50 liters? Thus each one of them gathered 440 times as much as your car fuel tank capacity!

Note that all above calculation is just estimation, if it was wrong please correct my calculation.

the message is do not murmur a lot to God, just simply give thanks to Him of whatever he has given and done in our life. Give thanks is simple….

2 Comments:

Blogger Broken Messenger said...

Cahyo,

Thank for putting this into perspective. Good stuff.

Brad

Saturday, October 08, 2005  
Blogger Abranches said...

I like your blog. Excellent work. Keep it up.

Friday, March 24, 2006  

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