The Israelites had crossed the Red Sea. They had successfully escaped slavery with wealth and prestige. But now they are complaining because the only water they must drink is bitter. In two days they will have twelve springs and date palms. But they would rather murmur, complain, dispute. How like the Israelites we are. We don’t want to work through the difficult time so that we can enjoy the good. How do we learn to work through the difficult to obtain the goal?