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The Israelites complain about the manna that God is providing. They cry to Moses. Moses laments to God, and God ends up giving them all quail.
During out last lesson, I asked if you thought the Israelites grumbled about the pace. Now, we know they grumbled about the food. They go on and on about certain foods they had in Egypt (as slaves) that they don't have now (a free people).
Question: Do we grumble about what we don't have and forgive to be thankful for what we do have?
Can you give an example?
Moses hears the cry of the people, and goes to the Lord, saying he cannot carry this burden, that it is too much for him. Despite his lament, he is still "heeding the charge of God." He doesn't say, "No, Lord, I'm not going to do that" or "I don't want to"....he says, "I don't think I have the strength...please help."
Question: How do you try to "heed the charge of the Lord"?
How can we practice not refusing God's call, but simply asking for help when it seems like too much?
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Jennifer Becker Landsberger
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~~~Prayer before Writing-
Oh creator of the universe, who has set the stars in the heavens and causes the sun to rise and set, shed the light of your wisdom into the darkness of my mind. Fill my thoughts with a loving knowledge of you, that I may bring you like to others. Just as you can make even babies speak your truth, instruct my tongue and guide my pen to convey the wonderful glory of the Gospel. Make my intellect sharp, my memory clear, and my words eloquent, so that I may faithfully interpret the mysteries what you have revealed.
To my readers & fellow writers,
1. I will pray that God's grace helps illuminate all of our interactions- both those of simple reading and more active conversations.
2. I will communicate with you respectfully and civilly. These are (rightly) issues which we feel passionate about. But even in disagreements, I will respect you fellow "seekers of truth."
3. I will not fall into negative behavior or words, such as insinuations, exaggerations, blames, or personal attacks. I respectfully ask you to do the same.
4. I will pray we will all find the truth and strive to fulfill the two greatest commandments: "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these." (Mark 12:30-31)
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