Moses has faced the challenge of the Pharaoh, the Egyptian military, the organization of two million people, the tremendous daily workload, and he has maintained a steady faith in God to provide for the needs of the Israelites. But, one thing that Moses didn’t see coming and was not prepared to handle was the constant stream of complaining and unbelief that came from the sin nature of the people he was trying to lead.
Moses begins to complain to the Lord concerning his job assignment that seems more like a punishment from God, than an honorable position of leadership given to a man who has found favor in the Lord’s eyes. Moses considers himself a servant of the Lord who has been given trouble by having to carry these people who are a burden.
Moses then asks God, “Did I conceive and give birth to all these people?” Then in Numbers 11:15 Moses asks God to show him favor by simply killing him at once so Moses doesn’t have to deal with this wretched situation.