And will you murmur?

(Thomas Brooks, 1608-1680)

How long shall I bear with this evil congregation, who murmur against Me?
 I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel, which they murmur against Me." Numbers 14:27

Is not Christ your treasure?

Is not Heaven your inheritance
—and will you murmur?

Have you not much in hand, and more in hope?
Have you not much in possession, but much more reserved in Heaven
—and will you murmur?

Has not God given you . . .

  a changed heart, 
  a renewed nature, 
  a sanctified soul
—and will you murmur?

Has He not given you . . .

  Himself to satisfy you,
  His Son to save you,
  His Spirit to lead you,
  His grace to adorn you,
  His covenant to assure you,
  His mercy to pardon you,
  His righteousness to clothe you
—and will you murmur?

Has He not made you . . .

  a friend,
  a son,
  a brother,
  a bride,
  an heir
—and will you murmur?

When you were dead, did not He quicken you?
When you were lost, did not He find you?
When you were wounded, did not He heal you?
When you were falling, did not He support you?
When you were down, did not He raise you?
When you were staggering, did not He establish you?
When you were erring, did not He correct you?
When you were tempted, did not He support you?
When you went in dangers, did not He deliver you?
you are so highly exalted above millions in the world
—and will you murmur?

Murmuring suits none so badly as saints.