Tag: complaining

Gratitude to God in times of difficulty

After spending a year at Mt. Sinai, the Israelites head back into the desert in Numbers 11.
In the first ten chapters of the Book of Numbers, things are going pretty smoothly for the Israelites.

Grumbling: when we forget God’s goodness

Originally published June 6, 2018

In the Book of Exodus, God had worked in mighty ways for the Israelites. He had brought a series of plagues against the Egyptians. He dramatically parted the waters of the Red Sea. Once the Israelites were in the desert, God continued to lead. But through a series of uncertain events, the Israelites continued to respond by grumbling.

They ran low on water. Israel grumbled. God provided water. They didn’t have food. Israel grumbled. God provided food. After all that the Lord had done, the people should have trusted that God would provide.