The whole congregation of the Israelites complained against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness. The Israelites said to them, If only we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the fleshpots and ate our fill of bread; for you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger. Exodus 16:2-3
Although Moses lead His people out of slavery, the Israelites had many complaints. Instead of being grateful for God’s deliverance or enjoying their newfound freedom, the Israelites expressed their desire to go back to their harsh lives as slaves in Egypt. Today, people do something similar. They are so accustomed to a lifestyle of misery that they reject freedom from it. One sad example of this is the slavery of addiction. It is sad to see friends and colleagues suffering from addictions. They are aware it is causing a great deal of harm to their health and others but despite this, they persist and stay under its yoke. It is difficult to help someone get out of bondage when they get comfortable where they are. If somehow you find you are getting comfortable in doing wrong, confess and repent immediately, lest you get used to it.