After all time the Israelites spent in the wilderness totally dependent on God, they were still murmuring and complaining. This time they complained about being thirsty. The simple truth is, God will always supply all of your needs according to His riches in glory.
“Then he and Aaron summoned the people to come and gather at the rock. “Listen, you rebels!” he shouted. “Must we bring you water from this rock?” Then Moses raised his hand and struck the rock twice with the staff, and water gushed out. So the entire community and their livestock drank their fill.” Numbers 20:10-11 NLT
This is an interesting event that happened just about 40 years after Israel’s release from captivity. You would have thought at this point, they would have stopped complaining. Listen to what Moses said to them.
For forty years I led you through the wilderness, yet your clothes and sandals did not wear out. You ate no bread and drank no wine or other alcoholic drink, but he provided for you so you would know that he is the Lord your God. Deuteronomy 29:5-6
Their complaints though were directly aimed at Moses. It would have been the same as a church congregation making accusations against their pastor.
The people blamed Moses and said, . . . Why have you brought the congregation of the Lord’s people into this wilderness to die, along with all our livestock?Numbers 20:3-4
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