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The people blame Moses for the advancing Egyptian army because they were terrified. Moses was the leader so it was easy to shift the blame for their predictament to him.

The fact they might die in the desert,is what motivates the people's fear.

The people think they are blaming Moses,but they were actually blaming God. They were demonstrating that they had doubts God could deliver them as He had promised.

Moses responds to their blame and fear by encouraging them. He tells them not to be afraid,but to stand firm and be still. In other words,stop whining.

Moses doesn't defend himself from the people's unfair criticism because he knows they are really complaining about God's leadership.

The people respond to Moses' words by stepping out in faith and being obedient.

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THEIR FEAR KEPT THEM FROM REALIZING THAT GOD WAS IN CONTROL. MOSES WAS THE ONE TELLING THEM WHAT TO DO WITH HIS INSTRUCTIONS COMING FROM GOD.

THEIR FEAR WAS REALLY DIRECTED AT MOSES. THE PEOPLE WAS WHINING AND FEAR KEPT THEM FROM TRUSTING GOD WHO HAD JUST DELIVER THEM OUT OF EGYPT.

MOSES KNEW GOD WAS IN CONTROL. HAD THE PEOPLE THEY WOULD HAVE SPARED THEMSELVES MUCH GREIF

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Q3. (Exodus 14:11-14) Why do the people blame Moses for the advancing Egyptian army? They are afraid. What motivates their fear? Not knowing who God is and having a relationship with Him. They are led by their own feelings and they haven't learned to trust God.The act of blaming others was probably characteristic of their lifestyle,as was evident when they were still slaves. Who are the people really blaming? God How does Moses respond to their blame and fear?

He encourages them , gives them the hope of God's promises and builds their trust. He sees their desperation and gives them the hope of God. Why doesn

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The Hebrews blamed Moses for the impending crisis because he was the voice that had led them into the situation, the face of leadership that had made them believe deliverance from Egypt was possible. They were terrified as they looked at human authority rather than the supreme Authority behind it. They could only see their lack of resources or ability to deliver themselves from what seemed to be certain death. They cried out to God but then turned right around and blamed His leadership through Moses.

Moses realized it wasn

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Q3. (Exodus 14:11-14) Why do the people blame Moses for the advancing Egyptian army?

The people blame Moses for the advancing Egyptian army, because they panic and they believed that Moses led them into this situation when he brought them out of Egypt.

What motivates their fear?

Panic motivated their fear. They cried out to the Lord, but they were looking at their problem from their own human abilities.

Who are the people really blaming?

The people were really blaming and grumbling against God for their fear, because Moses was the messenger and representative of God.

Exodus 16:8

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Q3. (Exodus 14:11-14) Why do the people blame Moses for the advancing Egyptian army? What motivates their fear? Who are the people really blaming? How does Moses respond to their blame and fear? Why doesn't Moses defend himself from their unfair criticism? How do the people respond to Moses' words?

It seems the blame game has been going on since the garden. and still is very active in todays world. Why do the people blame Moses? He was convenient, the one in charge, and maybe jealousy, resentment (why didn't God choose me) but mostly personal weakness in our nature.

Fear is a natural response to some circumstances. It is what we do with it that makes the difference. Feeling helpless can motivate fear. Maybe the highs and lows of the situation. Maybe they were used to living in feeling defeat under the Egyptians and just fell back into it. They didn't look up and that is essental.

Moses encouraged the people. He was their leader and a good one at that.

God Bless!

Jen

Numbers 6:24-26

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Why do people blame moses for advancing the egyptian army? What motivates their fears? Who are they really blaming? How does moses respond to the blame and fear? Why doesnt moses defend himself? How do the people respond?

They felt moses placed a trap to get killed by the egyptians,they felt it was better to serve egyptians then be where they was. Their fears was motivated by panic and not having enough faithin god and in moses leadership. Moses doesnt give in but motivates them to stand firm,stop whining and not be afarid god was to be by their side

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3a)They were fearful of dying in the desert at the hands of the fearsome Egyptians.

B)They had years of oppression as slaves,and they were panicing,seeing their perceived weakness rather than trusting Moses and the LORD.

C)Moses didn’t want to waste time with critiscisms, but focused on building up their faith,based on how the Lord had God had spared them from plagues etc and encouraged them to stand firm,be still and reassuring that the Lord would fight for them and they wouldn’t be troubled by Eygyptians again.

D)The people questioned Moses words,didn’t like them, saying they want to be left alone to serve the Egyptians,a few may remembered how the Lord had saved them from the plagues,slavery under Egyptians.They didn’t have a real choice doing as Moses asked,it was easier for them to blame the person they could see. As they cross the Nile safely they sing praises,offer sacrifices, see God’s concern for them , follow Moses and respond better to his words.

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Q3. (Exodus 14:11-14) Why do the people blame Moses for the advancing Egyptian army? HE IS THE LEADER AND AVAILABLE TO BLAME.

What motivates their fear? CAN'T SEE THE ESCAPE ROUTE OR THE POWER OF GOD.

Who are the people really blaming? GOD

How does Moses respond to their blame and fear? RE-ASSURANCE AND DIRECTION

Why doesn't Moses defend himself from their unfair criticism? IT IS NOT HIS BATTLE, IT IS GOD'S

How do the people respond to Moses' words? THE OBEY, RELUCTANTLY AND BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO CHOICE. THEY HARBOR THE THOUGHT THAT IT WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER TO DIE IN COMFORT IN EGYPT.

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In Exodus 14:11-14 we see the people blaming Moses for the situation they were in.  Pharaoh's army was approaching and the sea was blocking their escape.  So death and destruction seemed certain.  So, they blamed and got angry with Moses for their situation.  He was not to blame for this situation.  However, they were really blaming God because it was God who directed Moses in the escape route.

 

Moses responds to their fear by telling them not to be afraid; stand still and watch the Lord rescue you; they won't see these Egyptians again; and that the Lord would fight for them.  Just stay calm.

 

Moses doesn't to take the criticism personally because it was God who he was following.  Moses stayed focused and listened to God and did as he was told.  The people apparently listened because they escaped Pharaoh.  They lived to complain another day.

 

 

 

 

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Q3. (Exodus 14:11-14) Why do the people blame Moses for the advancing Egyptian army? What motivates their fear? Who are the people really blaming? How does Moses respond to their blame and fear? Why doesnt Moses defend himself from their unfair criticism? How do the people respond to Moses words? 

The people blame Moses because the direction to them came from him or so they thought. The people are forgetting a Holy God is directing Moses and they needed to listen and have faith in this relationship to obtain the promised victory of freedom from Pharoah and the slavery of Egypt. Moses doesn't fold and take this personally. He instructs them on how to respond so they win this fight by standing still and seeing the salvation of their God. He kept it all in its proper perspective, "all on God." He reassured the people while directing them. He exhibited great leadership in this moment of great trial.

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Q3. (Exodus 14:11-14) Why do the people blame Moses for the advancing Egyptian army? What motivates their fear? Who are the people really blaming? How does Moses respond to their blame and fear? Why doesn�t Moses defend himself from their unfair criticism? How do the people respond to Moses� words? 

 

It is easier to blame the scapegoat, in this case Moses.  Moses was blamed because they felt that he was the blame as he went before them on behalf of God for them to lead them from the clutches of Pharaoh's reigns.  They were constantly afraid; afraid to step out of their comfort zone, afraid of the unknown, afraid of the people or things that seemed more powerful.  They are really blaming God.  He gave them encouragement and the promises of God, that God will see them through. 

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lesson 3, Question 3:

1. The Israelite blame Moses because they were not focusing on God, rather their attention was on pharaoh and his men immediately forgetting God who had delivered them from slavery. The only thing they could do was to blame Moses because he's visible and not Yahweh who is invisible.

2. In the live of the Israelites weakness is their major reason for fear.

3. The were really blaming Moses for their predicament. At that point in time majority of the Israelites do not have relationship with Yahweh but do have established relationship with Moses.

4. Moses responded with great courage and faith in God who is leading them out of Egypt.

5. Moses understands that he was not in charge of the activities that led to their deliverance. So, all the praise and criticism goes to God.

6. They respond with courage, because immediately Moses gave his charge they were quiet and shift their attention to Yahweh.

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The people blamed Moses out of fear, perhaps thinking that Moses had taken them in the wrong direction or had made a error in judgment allowing the enemy to catch up with them.  Fear makes us loose perspective often times and we panic in the face of trouble or danger. They were not aware of what God's plan was and had no knowledge of it.  They only saw the results and lashed out at their leader.  They are aware that Moses receives all instructions from God so they are really complaining and blaming God.  Moses doesn't need to depend himself because he knows he is only doing what God has commanded him to do and that God will handle the people himself and does not need any help from him. Moses tells them not to be afraid and to stand firm and still and watch God fight your battle.  The people need to learn to trust God and do what he tells them.  They needed to have faith and they eventually did .

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Q3. (Exodus 14:11-14)

Why do the people blame Moses for the advancing Egyptian army?

What motivates their fear?

Who are the people really blaming?

How does Moses respond to their blame and fear?

Why doesn't Moses defend himself from their unfair criticism?

How do the people respond to Moses' words?

The people seem to be between a rock and a hard place.  They are terrified and feel vulnerable.  They blame Moses because he is visible to them. Fear has made them to forget what the slavery was like and also it has made them forget the miracles they have already witnessed that God had wrought in the past few months and even days.  All they see and hear is this army of at least 600 advancing chariots coming at them at a speed of knots and the drumming of the horses hooves;  they are thrown into a panic and do not think clearly.  It seems that they are blaming Moses but they are actually blaming God.  

Moses points them to God.  So far He had proven that He was with them and He was not about to leave them now.  They are to stay calm and see what God will do next.  In fact he gives them three things to do: 

FEAR NOT

STAND STILL (BE UNDISMAYED)

KEEP SILENT (REMAIN CALM)

I guess this keeps their eyes off the imminent danger and brings them back to focusing on God.

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