Reading through a chunk of Exodus this week has convinced me that we no matter what miracle God does, there are always going to be people that will say, "It is not enough."
Think about it... Israel cries out to God and says, "Get us out of Egypt." God does. He does it in a miracle filled way. Over and over, God showed his power. He showed His love. He showed the people that he had a plan. God executed the plan.
On the way out of Egypt, across the Red Sea, and into the land that was promised, it was one complaint after another. There were lots of miracles, lots of very clear examples that if the people would follow God, he would not only take care of them, but bless them.
But they wanted more...
Today we are in a very challenging time economically. There is no doubt about that. But we still are the richest country on earth. We are blessed by God. I heard yesterday that people in Afghanistan average 350 dollars a year in income. I make alot more than that in a week. Alot more. I know it is much worse in other parts of the world.
Bottom line, it is not about not making money. It is not about giving away what people work hard to make.
It is about complaining when things get tight or when we have to cut back on "necessities" like Cable, DVR, Cellphones, vehicles, eating out, internet and soooooo much more. Is a vacation a necessity? Is it a necessity to be able to have computers, flat screen TV's in every room...
I am not against those things. I am someone who "has" most of those things. But when we become complainers about those kinds of things and some of the "cut-backs" we may need to make, maybe it signal that we do not "have those things, those things "have" us.
Be thankful. Be intelligent. Don't complain. We have alot. Most of us can "give up" many things, if necessary. Most of us still have a whole lot more than the rest of the world.