Catastrophic Complaining

There’s one characteristic seen in the “personality” of every generation. The ever-present need to COMPLAIN about something.

I. WARNING (1 Cor 10:1–12)

A. In adversity (Num 11:1)
B. In fear (Num 14:36-37)
C. In leadership (Num 16:25-33; 41-49)
D. In God (Num 21:1-20; cf. Phil 2:14–15; Jas 5:9)

II. RESULTING

A. Destroying joy (Psa 105:42–43; cf. 5:11–12; 9:2; 16:11; 32:10–11; 64:10; 100:2; 118:24; 122:1)
B. Destroying morale (Num 13:1-2; Deut 1:20-23; Num 14:1-4; Deut 1:26–28)
C. Destroying progress (Deut 1:34–35; 2:1; cf. Phil 2:14–16)

III. TERMINATING

A. Set your sight on Heaven.
B. Expect disappointment along the way.
C. Love your manna and quail.

Joy, even in sorrow and adversity, is how a Christian must approach the presence of God.

(Phil 3:1; 4:4-5; Psa 126:5; 100:1-2)

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