How much am I like the Israelites of the Old Testament? When you read through Exodus, it is easy to look upon them and wonder how they could be so dense. They went through the Exodus with not one of their firstborn children dying and then when they see the Red Sea they grumble and complain. The Israelites witness the parting of the Red Sea. They walk upon dry ground, not even mud! Then they come to a place with bitter water and they grumble about God bringing them to the wilderness to let them die. On and on it goes. God provides, the Israelites complain.
Unfortunately, I can be no different. I live in a completed time. The Israelites witnessed the first Passover. I live in the grace of the Last, Perfect and Final Passover, the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Yet, I still act no different at times than the Israelites. God acts, and I complain. While I am awed and thankful at the time, quickly that thankfulness turns to complaining. It is a good thing I know that God forgives, again and again.
2 For great is his steadfast love toward us,
and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever.
Praise the LORD! Psalm 117:2