1 Corinthians 10:6-13
Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.…
Seneca hath his similitude to set out the great evil of murmuring under small afflictions. Suppose, saith he, a man to have a very fair house to dwell in, with very fair orchards and gardens set about with brave tall trees for ornament: what a most unreasonable thing were it in this man to murmur because the wind blows a few leaves off the trees, though they hang full of fruit! If God takes a little, and gives us much, shall we be discontent? — if He takes our son, and gives us His own; if He cause the trees to bring forth the fruit, shall we be angry if the wind blow away the leaves?
Parallel VersesKJV: Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.