Complaining

God Told Moses he Would Rain Bread From Heaven - Exodus 16:1 – 16:13 (commentary)

The wilderness of Sin was the perfect place for God to test and shape the character of His people. One month after their departure from Egypt Israel lacked sufficient food, but instead of trusting the Lord they complained (vv. 1-2). The lack of bread caused the people to fo …

The Humiliation Defeat of The Nation - Psalms 44:9 – 44:14 (commentary)

All of the happy and inspiring thoughts of the past (vv. 1-8) give way to a bitter complaint in verse 9 and following. The psalmist complaint is that Israel has had to retreat from her enemies and that God has scattered them among the heathen. The armies of Israel have been dispe …

The people complain. - Numbers 11:1 – 11:15 (commentary)

The human heart is so sinful that it soon forgets God’s blessings, ignores God’s promises, and finds fault with God’s provisions. Just three days after the great praise service by the Red Sea, the people complained against Moses and God because they didn’t have water to drink (Ex …

Moses intercedes for the people - Numbers 14:11 – 14:25 (commentary)

The Jews had a long record of complaining against the Lord and their leaders. Their murmuring began on the night of the Exodus when they were sure Pharaoh’s Army was going to kill them (Ex. 14:10-14). As Israel entered the wilderness of Shur, they complained because they didn’t h …

Matthew was Called to Follow Jesus - Luke 5:27 – 5:39 (commentary)

Departing from Capernaum Jesus passes by Levi (called Matthew in the Gospel he wrote), who sat at the toll booth and collected taxes on the merchandise that was brought through (v. 27). However he was not a chief tax collector, as Zaccheus was (19:2), nor does the text sa …