A 4-Week Unit On the Problem With Complaining
(Part of our Crossroads 7th-12th Grade Curriculum)
Suggested Calendar: November 7-28
God rescued the Israelites out of bondage in Egypt and they complained. He fed them when they were hungry and kept them safe from the hazards of the wilderness, and they complained. He gave them instructions on finding shelter and even on building a sanctuary so that God could dwell among them… yet, they complained. It is easy to criticize the Israelites, whom God called “a stiff-necked people,” but, if we are not careful, we easily fall in the same trap.
How many times have we missed out on a current blessing because we were griping about something we didn’t have or about how something used to be? This month we will take a close look at the dangerous mindset of those who were nicknamed “a stiff-necked people” and ways we can safeguard against the complaining and entitled mentality… because the truth is, we always have something to be grateful for and something to be generous with.
“Do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as light in the world.” Philippians 2:14-15