Tuesday, February 3, 2009
The Whine Factor
I have to admit I am laughing to myself.
Listen to this -
"They were totally afraid. They cried out in terror to God. They told Moses, "Weren't the cemeteries large enough in Egypt so that you had to take us out here in the wilderness to die? What have you done to us, taking us out of Egypt? Back in Egypt didn't we tell you this would happen? Didn't we tell you, 'Leave us alone here in Egypt—we're better off as slaves in Egypt than as corpses in the wilderness.'"
So let me get this straight. When Moses gathered the people together and told them that God was going to deliver them from cruel slavery they said what? "Leave us alone here in Egypt—we're better off as slaves in Egypt than as corpses in the wilderness." ? I don't think so...
OK I admit it. I have an odd sense of humor. But it strikes me as funny.
I call it the "Whine factor."
I ran a business for 18 years. Had as many as 100 people in it. And over the years, no matter what I did, there was always complaining. In the early years it made me nervous. I had to "fix it". Eventually I realized that some people just need to whine.
My adorable 3 year old granddaughter has already caught on to this. Her lovely mother (our daughter) was having her repeat her statement, but without the "whiny voice."
Moses was a very new leader at this stage. But he got introduced early to
"The Whine Factor."