Smart aleck question

“’Was it because there were no graves in Egypt that you brought us to the desert to die?’”  Exodus 14:11.

Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading: Exodus 14-16, and Acts 2.

These folks certainly had a short memory!

The killing of the first born had just happened.  Their families had been spared because God provided a way for it to happen.

Yet here they are with the Red Sea on one side of them and the Egyptian military on the other and they’re complaining?  Reality sets in pretty fast in a situation like that, doesn’t it.

How easily we condemn the Israelites for their anxieties.  We need to remember that they didn’t know that the water before them would be parted.  They didn’t know that the Egyptians behind them would have transportation problems.  The Israelites, in fact, reacted just like we do!  We whine.  We get nasty.

God must be so prevalent in us that we trust Him no matter what.  Bad things will happen.  We aren’t spared from them.  We must remember that the Big Picture is in His Hands not ours.  We must represent Him through thick and thin.  Only in His strength can we pull this off.

“Lord forgive me for my doubting attitude.  You are in charge.  I like it that way.  Guide me, O thou great Jehovah.”

Stop whining.  God is in charge of what is going on.


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