February 12, Numbers 9-12
You could label today’s reading: “And Everything Was Going So Well…” In chapter 9 and 10, things were going so well. God provided a cloud by day and a fire by night. In chapter 10, they set out to the Promised Land. In chapter 11 and 12, things begin to unravel. First, as recorded in chapter 11, the people begin to complain about the manna. In chapter 12, the people begin to complain about Moses.
Isn’t that the way it is with us? Even when God provides for us, we still find something in which to complain. Try this today. Don’t complain. You will be glad you refrained and so will those who lead you.