Numbers 11:1 And when the people complained, it displeased the LORD: and the LORD heard it; and his anger was kindled; and the fire of the LORD burnt among them, and consumed them that were in the uttermost parts of the camp.
You know there are some people who live and love to complain. That may not be what they intend to do, it appears however to be in their nature to complain. My dad said some people would rather complain than eat. That never made sense to me since I love to eat. Nevertheless, we all know some who fill this description rather well. Now before we start pointing fingers and waging our heads, remember, we all complain from time to time. Some of you are thinking about complaining about others who are complainers right now. We complain about the weather, the people in front of us paying with pennies at the store, the slow poke on the highway, and the pastor who preaches too long. (NOT ME!) Complaining comes too natural for us all. We may want to think about today’s verse the next time we become too irritable at someone else. Especially if that someone is God.
Our verse said, “when the people complained, it displeased the LORD: and the LORD heard it.” Granted, the children of Israel were blessed by God in everything and shouldn’t have been complaining. If we think on this, aren’t we all blessed by God in everything as well? What causes the onset of complaints anyway? It’s often us not getting our way. The slow poke on the highway may have car problems. The person paying with pennies may be using all they have. The preacher, maybe God’s trying to speak to you, while you’re complaining.
Every complaint is not a sin. Jesus complained about the money changers in the temple, and Jesus never sinned. Yet, it may do us well to consider, why we are complaining. Are we complaining about sin, or to satisfy self?
Would you ask God to help you to complain less?
This week we have watched the children of Israel move from doing what’s right, to doing what’s wrong. As seen in:
● Offered A Choice
● Organizing A Crowd
● Ordering Of Cleanliness
● Offering That Came
● Obeying A Cloud
● Onset Of Complaints
Yet in the end, they’re still moving onward with God. As God’s children, no matter the trial we too can daily move Onward with Christ our Lord.
Today we suggest you read and study whatever the Lord has laid on your Pastors heart. Whatever scripture he uses for today’s messages were given to him by God for your specific needs
|March 4, 2019||Numbers 12-14||Mark 9:1-29|
|March 5, 2019||Numbers 15||Mark 9:30-50|
|March 6, 2019||Numbers 16-18||Mark 10:1-31|
|March 7, 2019||Numbers 19-20||Mark 10:32-52|
|March 8, 2019||Numbers 21-22||Mark 11|
|March 9, 2019||Numbers 23-25||Mark 12:1- 27|
|March 10, 2019||No Passages Assigned|
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