The people griped about life in the wilderness. How hard they felt things were for them. These evil complaints came up to the ears of the Eternal One. He was furious about this ingratitude, faithlessness and lack of vision. His anger was kindled, and His fire raged among them and devoured some of the camp’s perimeter. The people of Israel cried out and ran to Moses and begged him to do something! Moses did. He prayed to the Eternal One, and the flames settled down.