Complain or Walk

Walking with Jesus, Obeying God, Complaining ruins our walk
God freed the Israelites from slavery, displayed His love and power in signs and wonders, defeated their enemies, provided for their needs, and called them His “treasured possession.” 

But they repeatedly, continually, persistently complained. 

They claimed going back to Egypt--where they were slaves and their babies were murdered--was better than traveling with God.

Slavery and sin are often more predictable and popular than following the Lord. The Israelites complaining and unbelief cost them the Promised Land. And our complaining and unbelief always cost us something too.

When God’s Word tells us to do something, not do something, give something, give up something, believe something, quit believing something, follow or stay put…we can complain and stay enslaved or walk into the unknown of faith with the Lord guiding our way.

“Observe the commands of the LORD your God, walking in obedience to him and revering him.” Deuteronomy 8:6

Let’s walk.

8 comments:

  1. i'm saving this 'walker' to motivate me to get up and move!! thanks! and i hope you're feeling well this morning, gail!
    ^)^ linda

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  2. My husband and I are using your 1 minute Bible love notes as our morning devotions before he leaves for the office. We have found many tidbits of truth to savor all day long. Thanks so much, Gail!

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    1. Thanks, Pam. That's an encouragement for me. Bless you, Gail

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  3. Thank you, Gail, for this tidbit in the middle of my night. Recently I have really committed not to complain. Complaining can be in the form of even our thoughts which ultimately affect our spirit towards those around us. We can ask for help in such a way that complains how they weren't doing enough to help in the first place. It doesn't produce life. So, I am walking!!

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    1. You are so right, Judith. Our thoughts are really where our complaining begins even if we never utter them aloud. Thanks for adding that insight.

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  4. This is so cool because it is exactly what we are studying during our Awana large group time! It is what we are reinforcing with the kids!

    We have studied Joseph a bit and Moses a bit and keep reinforcing that we have a great big God who cares about us and loves us and that we can trust Him with the unknowns.

    Also wanted you to know that "Making Your Home Sing Monday" linky party is live and waiting for your posts!

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    1. I think our complaining costs us our peace and our joy. I certainly don't feel either when I'm complaining!

      Thanks so much for linking up to "Making Your Home Sing Monday!" today!

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  5. Dear Gail
    I have read somewhere that the familiar streets of hell are sometimes favored above the freedom, the liberty and uncertainty of heaven! Oh, the human race.
    Much love to you
    Mia

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