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(This is the final part. Read part 1 here, part 2 here.)

Moses is about 80 years old, he’s just led the biggest rebellion in history, God has defended them and provided for them and performed miracles every step of the way, and here we are, a little hungry, a little thirsty.  Now, I know, people die in the desert real quick without water and food, and God devotes two whole chapters in the Bible to how He provides for His people.  Exodus 16 & 17 – I’ll just read 2 verses – 16:3 and 17:3

“The Israelites [whined], ‘If only we had died by the LORD’s hand in the land of Egypt, when we sat by pots of meat and ate all the bread we wanted. Instead, you brought us into this wilderness to make this whole assembly die of hunger!’”

“But the people thirsted there for water, and grumbled against Moses. They said, ‘Why did you ever bring us out of Egypt to kill us and our children and our livestock with thirst?’”

Oh yeah.  They went there.  And bought property.  If I ever get that whiny, I want someone to punch me in the head.

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