Takeaway Highlights: The Israelites complained! God brought them out of oppression and they wanted to go back. They thought their bondage and captivity was better than the freedom of God right in front of them, the freedom that he offered them. Why? The blessing did not look like what they expected. How blind are we, when the blessing should always look like what we want!
They angered God! He was fed up and wanted to wipe them out because of their rebellion but Moses pleaded with God to uphold his character as a merciful God although his actions would have been justifiable. God reasoned with Moses, relented from his “Thanos effect” but their consequence is that they did not enter into the promised land, into the bigger blessing because of their rebellion.
How often do we rob ourselves by a thought, the slip of the tongue, by ever see in the never perceiving, always hearing and never understanding God’s big picture because we are so self absorbed and so impatient. We are of people that one’s self gratification we want it and we want it now. Who are we to make demands with the wrong attitudes and motives from someone who has all the power and control? Hummm
I wonder how things would be, how would we live differently, if we earnestly denied our selfishness and strived more towards patience and less grumbling and complaining, to realize how blessed we are at this very moment in our lives that if God gave us nothing more we would be absolutely content!