Have you read them recently? If not I would recommend doing so. So much to learn!
The Israelites had seen the mighty hand of God more than once up to this point. But here they are, again, forgetting about all the Lord had done for them. And all the Lord had brought them through.
They lost their focus.
They took their eyes off of God and turned their praises to complaining.
Not to mention exchanging their joy for worry.
They focused on their problems, not on their God, who was far beyond capable of meeting every need they had.
This made me take a real good look at myself. How often have I ceased to let praise and thankfulness flow from my lips? How often have I focused my attention on the next "problem" at hand. How often have I complained?
To often I'm afraid.
Friends, we not only need to keep our focus on Jesus, but we need to keep our praise flowing!
I'm going to make this a point in my life. Everyday I'm going to tell Jesus just how thankful I am.
“The Lord is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.