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Numbers 11 :1 (CEV) One day the Israelites started complaining about their troubles. The Lord heard them and became so angry that he destroyed the outer edges of their camp with fire.
Isn’t it crazy they were wandering for forty years and their clothes never wore out and their shoes never wore out. We shouldn’t complain when someone tells us to do something. If your parents tell you to clean your room you should be happy and thankful because you don’t want to have bad parents who don’t tell you to brush your teeth. Because if you don’t brush your teeth you will have a lot of cavities and your teeth will rot out. Do you want bad parents? I don’t think so. Your parents may say no to things you want to do, for example: me and my friend we are always asking for a sleepover or a play date. Sometimes they say no to that stuff because they might be busy, not because they don’t want us to have fun. You should plan stuff before that day comes.
Ok, back to the scriptures. Have you read the part where God fed the Israelites and they still complained?
Numbers 11:2-6 (CEV) When the people begged Moses to help, he prayed, and the fire went out. They named the place ‘’Burning, because in his anger the Lord had set their camp on fire. One day some foreigners among the Israelites became greedy for food, and even the Israelites themselves began moaning, ‘’We don’t have any meat! In Egypt we could eat all the fish we wanted, and there were cucumbers, melons, all kinds of onions, and garlic. But we’re starving out here, and the only food we have is this manna.”
Think about how God felt; all the Israelites did was complain. Now if you are a parent how would you feel if your child just complained every day. God disciplines you because He loves you. Your parents discipline you because they love you. If your parents don’t discipline you that probably means they don’t love you or they don’t care if you are a bad child. I’ve said all this to say that the next time you’re disciplined don’t complain but know that it’s good for you.