Need some cheese... with that whine!
August 16, 2016, 7:18 AM

There are many scriptures and biblical stories that I could use to illustrate the whining church that we see in our country today, but one story that fascinates me to the extreme is the story of Moses leading God's children out of the hands of Pharaoh.

For a people who were in slavery and working as hard as they did once they were delivered they quickly realized that "Freedom wasn't Free" it came with a price...

One way that the children complain to Moses was before they were freed, Moses had a pep talk and conversation of the Promise Land arose, the children complained because the sight of good things to come, caused them to have to work much harder than they did... Many times this is what happens when we do the right thing, the enemy tries to come in and tare us down by making things increasingly hard.  We see this in various areas of our life, church family, our work and school. The enemy wants you to give up and forget about the thought of what God has in store for you.. Stay focused and push through!

During the journey the Israelite's became hungry and before long they made sure that there voice was heard... They were hungry and God provided.. In HIS way.. But, not with earthy food..God provided heavenly food.. Suffering of earthly things for a heavenly benefits is much better than things that this old world can give you. Things of this world are temporary, gifts from Heaven and the things of God are eternal.. Don't Whine and Complain....Endure. God has something much better in store for you...   

God's word teaches us to do all things, ALL things without complaining and without disputing (Philippians 2:14) the problem is that is to hard for us... We are fleshly and worried about us, we get to caught up in what matters to us and less about what matters to God and His will in our lives...


In your life try and find joy... Try and look for God's ultimate plan in your life, look past short term pain and give God glory in all that comes your way!


Philippians 2:14 (NKJV)

14 Do all things without complaining and disputing,

Exodus 5:1-22 (NIV)

That same day Pharaoh gave this order to the slave drivers and overseers in charge of the people: “You are no longer to supply the people with straw for making bricks; let them go and gather their own straw. But require them to make the same number of bricks as before; don’t reduce the quota. They are lazy; that is why they are crying out, ‘Let us go and sacrifice to our God.’ Make the work harder for the people so that they keep working and pay no attention to lies.

10 Then the slave drivers and the overseers went out and said to the people, “This is what Pharaoh says: ‘I will not give you any more straw. 11 Go and get your own straw wherever you can find it, but your work will not be reduced at all.’” 12 So the people scattered all over Egypt to gather stubble to use for straw. 13 The slave drivers kept pressing them, saying, “Complete the work required of you for each day, just as when you had straw.” 14 And Pharaoh’s slave drivers beat the Israelite overseers they had appointed, demanding, “Why haven’t you met your quota of bricks yesterday or today, as before?”

15 Then the Israelite overseers went and appealed to Pharaoh: “Why have you treated your servants this way? 16 Your servants are given no straw, yet we are told, ‘Make bricks!’ Your servants are being beaten, but the fault is with your own people.”

17 Pharaoh said, “Lazy, that’s what you are—lazy! That is why you keep saying, ‘Let us go and sacrifice to the Lord.’ 18 Now get to work. You will not be given any straw, yet you must produce your full quota of bricks.

Exodus 16:1-4 (NIV)

Manna and Quail

16 The whole Israelite community set out from Elim and came to the Desert of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after they had come out of Egypt. In the desert the whole community grumbled against Moses and Aaron. The Israelites said to them, “If only we had died by the Lord’s hand in Egypt! There we sat around pots of meat and ate all the food we wanted, but you have brought us out into this desert to starve this entire assembly to death.”

Then the Lord said to Moses, “I will rain down bread from heaven for you. The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day. In this way I will test them and see whether they will follow my instructions.

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