Grumbling/Stumbling

In the desert, the whole community grumbled against Moses and Aaron.  The Israelites said to them, “If only we had died by the Lord’s hand in Egypt! There we sat around pots of meat and ate all the food we wanted, but you have brought us out into this desert to starve this entire assembly to death.” (Exodus 16:2-3, NIV)

So in Exodus 16, the Israelites are complaining (again!) And this is Moses’ answer.

 So Moses and Aaron said to all the Israelites, “In the evening you will know that it was the Lord who brought you out of Egypt, and in the morning you will see the glory of the Lord, because he has heard you grumbling against him. Who are we that you should grumble against us?”  Moses also said, “You will know that it was the Lord when he gives you meat to eat in the evening and all the bread you want in the morning, because he has heard you grumbling against him. Who are we? You are not grumbling against us, but against the Lord.”  (Exodus 16:6-8, NIV)

Oh, Oh. It’s God who listens to our grumblings. I don’t think I like the sound of that. On the other hand, I bet God doesn’t like the noise either!

Prayer- Lord, our rock and our redeemer, may the words of our mouths and the meditations of our hearts be pleasing in your sight. (From Psalm 19:4, NIV) For Christ’s Sake. Amen.

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