“And all the Israelites murmured against Moses and Aaron, and the whole congregation said to them, ‘If only we had died in the land of Egypt, or if only we had perished in this wilderness!'”
The dissatisfaction of Israel found expressive ways to make known the sharp displeasure they felt toward God’s representatives and toward God himself. Their wish would soon come true: they would die in the wilderness.
Grumbling and arguing keep us from being blameless and pure children of God, Phil 2.14-15. Complaining kills spiritual life. Is yours dying?