Exodus 14:10-14, 15:22-24, 16:2-3, 17:1-3; Numbers 11:1-6, 13:25-14:4; 2 Chronicles 20

A type of words/ a way of saying that changes you and changes others: Grumbling

What is Grumbling?
Chronic Complaining in Community

Grumbling is like a virus that infects you and others.

Grumbling virus infection stages:

  • Stage 1: Deterioration of Faith (Exodus 14:10-14)

  • Stage 2: Magnification of Difficulties (Exodus 15:22-24)

  • Stage 3: Illusion of Memory (Exodus 16:2-3)

  • Stage 4: Loss of Memory (Exodus 17:1-3)

  • Stage 5: Discontent of God (Numbers 11:1-6)

  • Stage 6: Abandon God (Numbers 13:25-14:4)

Your faith is weakened by the grumbling virus.
This virus spreads to others and weakens their faith as well.

The antidote, the cure is Praise and Thanksgiving.
Your faith is strengthened by praise and thanksgiving.

Praise and thanksgiving is a weapon that you can use to fight the virus.
It is a weapon you can use to fight your battles. (2 Chronicles 20)

The firepower of this weapon is who God is and what He has done.
Use your history with God as your firepower to fight the faith battle.

Let your words be praise and thanksgiving, so it may strengthen your faith and strengthen those around you.