Scripture Reading: Psalm 106:24-25
Yea, they despised the pleasant land, they believed not his word: But murmured in their tents, and hearkened not unto the voice of the LORD.
Reflections: Following their deliverance from Egyptian bondage, the people of Israel began their journey to Canaan, their promised land. One notable attitude of the people which caused them to lose divine favour was their penchant for murmuring. Anytime they were in need, rather than remembering the miracles God had wrought previously in their midst, they resorted to murmuring (Num 14:22). Eventually, God allowed the murmuring generation among them to die in the wilderness without ever setting foot on Canaan, A later generation after the likes of Joshua and Caleb were those who made it to Cannan, thereby witnessing the manifestation of the prophetic promise. A murmur means ‘to complain in low tones, to criticise or grumble about the actions of others’. Translated from the Hebrew word ‘ râgan’, murmur has the root “to be obstinate”, “to complain or grudge’. It amounts to rebellion which God hates. In your walk with the Lord, learn to avoid murmuring and keep on in faith.
Prayer: Dear Lord, I trust you. Please help me to avoid murmuring.
Confession: I do not murmur. I hold on in faith.