It makes you wonder, doesn’t it? They’ve just been brought through the Red Sea and saved by miracle after miracle, than a month into the wilderness they decide that they want to go back to Egypt. “At least there we had food,” they whined. “Out here we’ll starve to death. ” Never mind the flawed thinking that God would save them from the Egyptians and then starve them in the wilderness. And never mind the fact that they seemed to have forgotten that they were slaves in Egypt!
The Israelites’ complaining may not seem so unusual, however, if we really think about our difficult times. How often has God miraculously brought you through a tough time only to have you complain and worry and whine when the next difficulty comes?
The Israelites complained for the same reasons we all do. They were human.
EXODUS 16:2-3- 2. And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness:
3. And the children of Israel said unto them. Would to God we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt,when we sat by the flesh pots, and when we did eat bread to the full; for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger.