There is a very sad account given in Numbers 20:2-13. Here is a shortened version of the sad tale of defeat and eventual destruction of a generation.

Now there was no water for the congregation. And they assembled themselves together against Moses and against Aaron.  And the people quarreled with Moses and said, “Would that we had perished when our brothers perished before the Lord! Why have you brought the assembly of the Lord into this wilderness, that we should die here, both we and our cattle? And why have you made us come up out of Egypt to bring us to this evil place?

These are the waters of Meribah, where the people of Israel quarreled with the Lord, and through them he showed himself holy.

This is more than just a place on the map. It is where bad decisions are made. The whole course of life can be tragically altered in the situation that confronts one here. You see, they were blaming Moses for the way in which life was unfolding. It wasn’t Moses but God who was building the stage for this scene. 

Don’t be blaming others when God is trying to get your attention.  My heart goes out to anyone who has been called to lead God’s people. Sometimes it’s easier to herd cats.

Give it some thought and quit complaining.


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