“… for that the LORD heareth your murmurings which ye murmur against him: and what are we? Your murmurings are not against us, but against the LORD.” – Exodus 16:8
The Israelites had just come through the Red Sea, and they were dancing with joy and praising the Lord.
But just three days later they were murmuring and complaining! Moses said to them, “Your murmurings are not against us, but against the LORD.”
One of the greatest lessons you can ever learn is, when you complain and whine, it’s against God. And murmuring is no little sin. God lists it with idolatry and fornication (1 Corinthians 10)!
Murmuring is a lack of faith, but it is also a lack of reason. Would God have brought them through the Red Sea just to let them die? Their murmuring ultimately cost them dearly. An entire generation never entered the Promised Land. Are you willing to pay that price just so you can continue murmuring? If Jesus Christ died for you on that cross, do you think He saved you to abandon you?
We murmur and don’t even realize it. Put a loose rubber band around your wrist today. Each time you catch yourself thinking or expressing a complaint or whine, snap the rubber band. By the end of the day, you may be surprised by your murmuring. Now take steps to counter it with praise for all you do have.
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