6 So Moses and Aaron said to all the Israelites, “In the evening you will know that it was the Lord who brought you out of Egypt, 7 and in the morning you will see the glory of the Lord, because He has heard your grumbling against Him. Who are we, that you should grumble against us?” 8 Moses also said, “You will know that it was the Lord when He gives you meat to eat in the evening and all the bread you want in the morning, because He has heard your grumbling against Him. Who are we? You are not grumbling against us, but against the Lord.”
SSSssssooooo how many times have I had to preach this to myself? SSSsssssoooo if my faith recognizes God to be Sovereign, God to be in control, God to be “He who is blessed and the only Sovereign One, the King of kings and Lord of lords (1 Timothy 6:15) in Whom we live and move and have our being (Acts 17:28)”…why am I grumbling?
If I really believe that “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, And He delights in his way (Psalm 37:23) who am I grumbling against when the circumstances of my life are different than I think they should be? My husband, boss, finances, health, children, the store clerk or God? If I really believe “that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28), why am I grumbling and who am I grumbling against?”
How many times have I had to speak the Word over myself to “Be still and know that He is God (Psalm 46:10)? Why do I use the phase “Who is God and who is not”so often? God has taught me that He is God and I am not. When I grumble, it is always first and foremost against Him. Before it is ever man, I grumble against God for He is God of my every circumstance.
Moses recognizes this truth…he asks the question, “Who are we?” In other words, I am not in control. God is! It teaches us to pray, to talk life out with God and cast our cares before Him for He is the One with the power and authority to change our circumstances, not self and not man. The Israelites should have talked it out with God instead of grumbling and so should you and I.