Sam DeVille - May 14, 2023

Ungrateful Gripes

Ungrateful Gripes Exodus 16:1-5 May 14, 2023 Pastor Sam DeVille EXODUS 16:1-5 16 And they took their journey from Elim, and all the congregation of the children of Israel came unto the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their departing out of the land of Egypt. 2 And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness: 3 And the children of Israel said unto them, Would to God we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh pots, and when we did eat bread to the full; for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger. 4 Then said the LORD unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or no. 5 And it shall come to pass, that on the sixth day they shall prepare that which they bring in; and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily. Notes: The Ark of the Covenant Held 3 Precious Items: -Aron’s Rod, a dead stick that came to life and budded. This is a representation of death to life. -The stone tablets bearing the 10 Commandments, hand-carved by God himself -A golden jar filled with Manna as a reminder of God’s providence. Tests For Israel: -The Waters of Marah: A test to see if they would choose to trust God or turn to grumbling and complaining -The Wilderness of Sin: An opportunity to walk in faith daily The Cycle of Complaining: -At First, We Gripe About What We Don’t Have -Second,We Are Thrilled To Get It -Third, We Become Used To It And Take It For Granted -Fourth, We Begin To Complain That We Have It -Fifth, God Grows Weary And Takes It Away From Us -Sixth, We Start Over By Griping That We Don’t Have It Anymore

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