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Grumbling

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Grumbling

 

Jude 1:16  These men are grumblers and faultfinders; they follow their own evil desires; they boast about themselves and flatter others for their own advantage.

Examples from the Exodus:

 

Num 14:36  So the men Moses had sent to explore the land, who returned and made the whole community grumble against him by spreading a bad report about it—

Deut 1:27  You grumbled in your tents and said, "The LORD hates us; so he brought us out of Egypt to deliver us into the hands of the Amorites to destroy us.

Num 21:4-6 the people grew impatient on the way; they spoke against God and against Moses, and said, "Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the desert? There is no bread! There is no water! And we detest this miserable food!" Then the LORD sent venomous snakes among them; they bit the people and many Israelites died.

 

Warning to Christians:

 

1Cor 10:9,10  We should not test the Lord, as some of them did— and were killed by snakes. And do not grumble, as some of them did— and were killed by the destroying angel.

In contrast to grumbling is the character quality of meekness. Meekness toward God is that disposition of spirit in which we accept His dealings with us as good, and therefore without disputing or resisting.
 

Heb 12:15  See to it that no one misses the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many. Jas 1:21  Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.

 

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On ‎10‎/‎23‎/‎2019 at 6:53 AM, bcbsr said:

 

Grumbling

 

Jude 1:16  These men are grumblers and faultfinders; they follow their own evil desires; they boast about themselves and flatter others for their own advantage.

Examples from the Exodus:

 

Num 14:36  So the men Moses had sent to explore the land, who returned and made the whole community grumble against him by spreading a bad report about it—

Deut 1:27  You grumbled in your tents and said, "The LORD hates us; so he brought us out of Egypt to deliver us into the hands of the Amorites to destroy us.

Num 21:4-6 the people grew impatient on the way; they spoke against God and against Moses, and said, "Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the desert? There is no bread! There is no water! And we detest this miserable food!" Then the LORD sent venomous snakes among them; they bit the people and many Israelites died.

 

Warning to Christians:

 

1Cor 10:9,10  We should not test the Lord, as some of them did— and were killed by snakes. And do not grumble, as some of them did— and were killed by the destroying angel.

In contrast to grumbling is the character quality of meekness. Meekness toward God is that disposition of spirit in which we accept His dealings with us as good, and therefore without disputing or resisting.
 

Heb 12:15  See to it that no one misses the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many. Jas 1:21  Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.

 

The Berean Christian Bible Study Resources

You may have to give the people some credit for their grumbling and complaining . Remember, the captivity lasted four hundred and  sixty years. We have to understand that several generations were developing in that long period of time.  And the fact that they knew no other way of life than the heavy weight of Egyptian bondage and the suffering sustained under their rule. The crossing was a whole new experience to them and they weren't quite prepared for it ,even under the leadership of Moses and Aaron who tried to tell them that the Lord would divide the waters and allow them to cross on dry land. I think that this new experience was estranged  to them and that's why they brought up the fact that they lacked nothing in the land of their captivity and for the sake of not identifying with freedom and what they had to do to acquire it  kept them in mind of returning to Egypt. I don't think they fully realized it until they actually came to the land the Lord was giving them.   M

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1 hour ago, Matthew A.Duvall said:

You may have to give the people some credit for their grumbling and complaining . Remember, the captivity lasted four hundred and  sixty years. We have to understand that several generations were developing in that long period of time.  And the fact that they knew no other way of life than the heavy weight of Egyptian bondage and the suffering sustained under their rule. The crossing was a whole new experience to them and they weren't quite prepared for it ,even under the leadership of Moses and Aaron who tried to tell them that the Lord would divide the waters and allow them to cross on dry land. I think that this new experience was estranged  to them and that's why they brought up the fact that they lacked nothing in the land of their captivity and for the sake of not identifying with freedom and what they had to do to acquire it  kept them in mind of returning to Egypt. I don't think they fully realized it until they actually came to the land the Lord was giving them.   M

Yet despite the circumstances you pointed out God didn't give them any leeway with regards to their grumbling. Likewise even we experience unjustified suffering we're called to be meek. Meekness is that disposition of a person such that they regard God as good despite the circumstances he puts us through.

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