Regardless of what God did for them, the Israelites grumbled. They didn’t fully believe or trust that He could deliver them safely to the Promised Land. First they cried out for water in the desert and God split the rocks and gave them water as abundant as the seas verse 15 of Chapter 78 tells us. Then they grumbled about food, and God opened the doors of heaven and rained down manna for the people to eat. (verse 24) But when they grew tired of manna and complained about wanting meat… again God showered down quail like dust inside their camp. (verse 27) But every time, God’s graciousness was met with grumbling…His loving-kindness answered with rebellion…even while the food was yet in their mouths. But it tells us in verse 38, “Yet God was merciful; He forgave their iniquities and did not destroy them.” Which only goes to show the vastness of God’s grace, mercy, and love towards His people.