In the wilderness, Israel is all about their complaints. If it’s not one thing, it’s another. This time they complain about a lack of food choices, as if the Lord had not been providing for them. Then there is Moses’ siblings rising up against him. The Lord quickly puts an end to both complaints. In the middle of these complaints, Moses has his own. He feels the weight of leadership & asks the Lord to intervene. God responds by giving him seventy elders to help bear the burden of leading this people.
So, what is it that we see here? When we take our eyes off the Lord it is easy to complain and harden our hearts toward him. Like Israel, we forget where the Lord has brought us from. We forget the destination he is taking us to. And, we forget everything he’s doing for us daily, as if we deserve any of it. If we complain & continue to harden our hearts, the end is destruction. Instead, we need to repent and thank the Lord for his infinite kindness toward us.
Have you checked your heart lately for complaints? Repent & thank the Lord for his grace.