They Did it Again in the Wilderness.

And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness: And the children of Israel said unto them, Would to God we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh pots, and when we did eat bread to the full; for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger. Exodus 16:2‭-‬3 KJV

We’ve mentioned by passing the problem of complaining and murmuring. God is very particular against this sin. Robert Heidler defines them as a ” repeated voicing of your dissatisfaction over the situation God has put you in”. He goes on to identify the two as emanating from: self pity, anger and bitterness and a desire for sympathy. In life, there may be certain delays in reaching life goals. If we murmur against God’s assigned leaders, we are directly challenging God. Murmuring can be very contagious, and very damaging to self. Later in verse 8, Moses told them the truth that their murmuring is against the Lord. Paul told the Philippians to do all things without murmuring ( Phil.2:14-16). God detests complaining and murmuring ( Num.11:1; 1Cor.10:10-11). Note how they prophesied their death in the Wilderness. Suddenly, they had forgotten how God opened the Red sea. That God was still their God. How do we react to adversity? There’s a Bible alternative to complaining, it is praise and celebration in anticipation of Gods deliverance. That will break prison walls and set you free. Paul did that. You can too.

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