So they quarrelled with Moses and said, ‘Give us water to drink.’
Moses replied, ‘Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you put the Lord to the test?’
3 But the people were thirsty for water there, and they grumbled against Moses. They said, ‘Why did you bring us up out of Egypt to make us and our children and livestock die of thirst?’
Once again they treated Moses unfairly:
- They attributed to him unfair blame;
- They made of him an unrealistic request;
- They credited him with an impossible feat.
As we have seen before, grumbling does not belong in the walk of faith. It is incompatible and inappropriate.
PRAYER: Lord, when things go wrong on my journey (or seem to go wrong), let my attitude be right.