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Numbers 14

Updated: Aug 3, 2021

Bro Jodel James

As we walk the road to God's kingdom, God has commanded us to abide by the rules in order to improve the sense of brotherhood among us. God must constantly be revealed to us in a humble and natural way through the words we infer and the actions we display. We must constantly ensure that good things from God are fruitful and profitable to us because this is the road we are on and the destiny we have chosen to live with. God has simply instructed us to say these things.

Numbers 14:27: "How long shall I bear with this evil congregation, which murmur against me?"

Even in the wilderness, behind God's meticulous instruction totally submitted to the Israelites, there are individuals who continue to question Him. They are those who aren't completely convinced of His presence or power. They continue to do these things in order to be heard and seen. God, on the other hand, forbids them from challenging Him. These things enraged Him in a variety of ways. The presence of a cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night is insufficient to convince the people of His existence, but His wrath did!

Simply said, complaining is expressing dissatisfaction, resentment, or finding fault with others. This leads to the phrase "murmur," which is plainly a complaint manifestation.

Have you observed this?
The word "murmur" appears frequently throughout the book of Exodus, especially in chapters 14-17. It may have been explained that the people of those times were always complaining and compromising the idea that God was keeping them safe.

Scribes and Pharisees:

But their scribes and Pharisees murmured against his disciples, saying, why do ye eat and drink with publicans and sinners?

One of the reasons people continue to complain is that we seek to cultivate a worldly principle within God's congregation. We formally relate ourselves to Christ's body because we are the ecclesia, which is a clear analogy of Christ's body. But this then led to the conclusion that the Israelites are within us, and that even if we are Christians who frequently partake in the body of Christ, the Israelites' susceptibility is still shown and disclosed by what we say, act, and develop.

May we always pray with thanksgiving and praise for the amazing things we have, rather than complaining about the things we do have, yet dissatisfied in every way.


Theme: Numbers 14

Speaker: Jodel James

Summarized by: Bible Education Center - CDO

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