Oh the Hebrews were a whiny bunch. God repeatedly demonstrated His existence, His concern, and His promise keeping and yet, at the first point of discomfort, they whine.
What about you? Are you a whiner? What’s the last thing you whined about? I challenge all of us that the next time we find a whine coming out we stop ourselves and get a piece of paper and pen and write down every blessing we have, particularly about the thing we’re whining about.
For example, your teenager frustrates you – you’re blessed to have a child. Your boss gives you work you don’t want to do – you’re blessed to have a job. Your spouse spends money on something you don’t think is necessary – you’re blessed to have money.
Before we let that next whine finish, we need to check our blessings and make sure our attitude is right. The more we recognize our blessings, the more praise we will give our God and the less wanting we will become.