talking about if I were the pastor I would do this and I would do that – and that is the very reason why you are not the Pastor because you would do this and you would do that instead of shutting your big mouth, and opening up your ears listening to what God said do and doing that.
Well the Children of Israel had a long history of grumbling and complaining. Just read the Old Testament, but if you read Genesis to Deuteronomy you will see the misery that their grumbling and complaining brought upon them. God’s wrath was pretty terrible because of their grumbling and complaining. In Numbers 11:1 the Bible says “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”, because they complained. Numbers 12:1 it says, “And Miriam and Aaron spake against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman whom he had married: for he had married an Ethiopian woman.” Because they complained Miriam became leprous and had to sit outside the camp because she grumbled and complained against Moses, Aaron because he murmured and complained died without being able to see the promise land. Numbers 16, you read about the “rebellion of Korah” when the ground opened up and swallowed up all those that complained and murmured against Moses and Aaron and then the fire of the Lord came and consumed 250 people who complained.
Beware of grumbling and complaining.
HISTORY:- The Children of Israel were slaves for around 400 years. They were in Egypt because there was a famine in the land Genesis 41:56. Genesis 42:1 Jacob tells his sons to go to Egypt and buy corn to survive the famine. The providence of God had caused Joseph to be in place and be the anointed one that would save his family during the famine. You know the story Josephs brothers sold him into slavery because of jealousy many years later God had elevated Joseph to second in command in Egypt. When the famine came Egypt was prepared because Pharaoh listened and heeded the words of Joseph. When Joseph’s brothers came to Egypt to buy corn Joseph recognized his brothers and had the entire family come to Egypt to live. They came to Egypt as 70 souls and they multiplied greatly while they were there. As a matter of fact they went from being a family to becoming a nation while in Egypt.
As life happens Joseph and the Pharaoh died and the older generation passed off the scene. The new Pharaoh didn’t know Joseph or the relationship the Pharaoh and Joseph had and when he looked and saw the Children of Israel had become a nation of people he feared them and put them into slavery. After hundreds of years of slavery their mindset was that of slaves.
They were treated ruthlessly, killed indiscriminately, criticized, ridiculed, beaten, emasculated, abused, mistreated, plundered and many other things were