Episode ThemeServant-Working: Attitude
Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might.
Imagine that you are an Israelite. You have already watched the Lord send 10 plagues to the Egyptians. You and your family marched out of Egypt. You walked with hundreds of thousands of other Israelites across the dry path in the Red Sea. You saw the Egyptian army drown behind you. You’ve seen God’s power in action, and yet….
And yet, what do you do when you are traveling in the desert without water? Do you ask God for water? No, you grumble, “What are we to drink?” (Ex. 15: 24) Your leader Moses asks God for water. God gives you sweet water to drink.
Soon you are running low on food. What do you do? Do you pray? No, you grumble to Moses that you were better off as slaves with food to eat. Again, Moses asks for God’s help. God gives you sweet-tasting manna and quail to eat. (Ex. 16)
You have no water in the desert again. What do you do? You quarrel and grumble. (Ex. 17) Again God still gives you what you need. When Moses is up on a mountain meeting with God, what do you do? Do you pray? Do you wait patiently? No, you decide to make an idol out of gold. (Ex. 32)
When your spies tell you that the land God has promised to give you is a beautiful land filled with huge people, what do you do? Do you ask for God’s help? Do you trust in his promise? No, you grumble and rebel. Because of your attitude, God will not allow you to enter this promised land. You will spend the rest of your days wandering in the desert.
Our attitude is important to God. If we are facing trouble, how do we react? Do we grumble or pray? Do we run away or trust God? Are we Israelites or Christians? Today, make sure that your attitude will be pleasing to God.