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Ungrateful Dead

And they said unto Moses, because there were no graves in Egypt, hast thou taken us away to die in the wilderness? Wherefore hast thou dealt thus with us, to carry us forth out of Egypt? Exodus 14:11

You probably have no idea why this is the first verse in my newest blog. If you are one of those people who have absolutely no clue why this verse is here, then read further, if you’re one of those people who already know what I am going to say plus what I have eaten in the last hour, my answer to you is, “You are wrong, please read further.” Now that that has been established, please read further.

And they said unto Moses, because there were no graves in Egypt, hast thou taken us away to die in the wilderness? Wherefore hast thou dealt thus with us, to carry us forth out of Egypt? Exodus 14:11

The story this verse comes from is when God has finally freed the Israelites and they are stuck in front of the Red Sea and have the whole Egyptian army running after them. The Israelites are complaining- again. While Moses is trying to appease the situation, God starts talking. Here is what he said:

And the LORD said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? Speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward: But lift thou up thy rod, and stretch out thine hand over the sea, and divide it: and the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea. And I, behold, I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall follow them: and I will get me honour upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen. And the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I have gotten me honour upon Pharaoh, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen. Exodus 14:15-18

So now Moses has a plan, he gets the whole nation (Israel), and has them start walking towards the Red Sea. He lifts up his rod over the ocean (Red Sea), and the Red Sea splits into two. When that happened, I’m guessing the whole nation (Israel) started to run as fast as they could through the sea. When Pharaoh sees that they are walking over on dry ground, He and His army start running toward the gap (they have been running the whole time) and by the time Pharaohs Army is at the center, the children of Israel have just reached the other side of the ocean (Red Sea). Then Moses puts his rod up again, and the whole ocean collapses; destroying Pharaohs Army, and everything else that they had brought with them.  The Israelites are so happy, that they sing and dance for hours praising God. Why I have given all this information, you may ask. Well, I shall tell you. If you notice, when things are going bad for Israel they complain and whine. But when things are going great, they are singing and dancing for hours. See the difference? They are only grateful when life is perfect, but when something goes wrong, they forget about God. And even when life is perfect, they still forget about God (you see this all throughout the Old Testament). This problem reoccurs with Israel time and time again. Israel was so bad about this that God ended up destroying Jerusalem. They were a rebellious people, although God gave them chance after chance. His mercy eventually had to come to a stop. I believe the reason that Jerusalem was destroyed was because they were such an ungrateful and rebellious people. I see this in our churches so much. We are so ungrateful, that Gods mercy stops. Then we ask why, and God simply answers, “Give me everything, and I will multiply it beyond your imagination.” God is a very merciful God; we just have to have soft hearts. God rules over us to protect us, when we step out from under his authority, we become unprotected. That is what happened to Israel, God tried to protect them, but they would not listen. This led to the destruction of Jerusalem. We must choose to let God do what he wants. What is your choice?

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