An Ungrateful Murmuring

“And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron: and the whole congregation said unto them, Would God that we had died in the land of Egypt! or would God we had died in this wilderness!”

Numbers 14:2

After the Israelite spies came back from the Promised Land, ten of them warned of giants who occupied the land. This elicited fear among God’s chosen people. They did not want to war with beings who made them feel as though they were the size of grasshoppers (Numbers 13:33).

Only Caleb spoke out against the fear and wanted to take the land (Numbers 13:30). The rest murmured and complained. They would have rather been slaves in Egypt or die of starvation in the wilderness.

Their fear was paralyzing, and demonstrated a lack of faith in God.

Is this not what many Christians do today? Whether it be financial troubles or a pandemic, modern Christians treat social problems as if they are giants that God cannot conquer.

As we shut our businesses, our states, our country, and our church doors – what is the message that we are sending to unbelievers? Is God not big enough to crush pestilence?

Of course He is, and we had better remember that as soon as possible.

I pray that Christians wake up, stop murmuring, put on the full armor of God, and wage war with the spiritual wickedness of this world. I pray that unbelievers will see our faith tested and demonstrated so that a revival will break out before the Rapture of the Church, at which point will be too late.

If anyone reading this would like to know more about salvation and how God can conquer giants, feel free to comment below or reach out to me via email or social media.

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