And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness....
In chapter 3 of Exodus, God chose Moses to lead the children of Israel out of Egypt. He tells Moses that He has seen their affliction and heard their cry concerning the treatment of their taskmasters and He knows their sorrow. Later in chapter 16, after being delivered out of Egypt, the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron saying, "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 brought us out into this desert to starve this entire assembly to death." (NIV)
The children of Israel are a great example of our transition from being children of the world to children of God. When things aren't familiar, we murmur, complain, accuse the very one who has come to help us. We would rather go back to slavery-bondage mindset, than to be uncomfortable for a while-embracing the new (developing a relationship with God). We fightthe help!
Our Question For Today Is:
Have you ever tried to help someone who was fighting you? They asked for your help, yet fought you the entire time. Or have you ever been the person who has fought the help that was sent to you? You prayed asking God to help you or deliver you out of a situation. But when the help didn't look the way you thought it should, or in the form of what you expected it to be, you murmured and complained.