Moshe took his audience back to the Parsha of Beshalach:
“Remember how terrified you were before the miraculous splitting of the sea?”
Bnei Yisrael stood on the shore of the Yam Suf (the Sea of Reeds) and they were in for a shock. They were terrified!
“Look! The Egyptian army!” they screamed.
“Led by Paraoh himself!”
Indeed, in front of them was the raging sea, and closing in behind them was Paraoh’s mighty army!
Bnei Yisrael split into four arguing groups, each one of them trying to convince Moshe to follow their strategy.
The first group shouted, “Moshe, were there not enough graves in Egypt that you had to bring us to die in the desert? Let us surrender and GO BACK to Egypt!”
Moshe now turned to his people with words of encouragement, “I recall vividly how the nation was in total despair. They all thought that it was the end of them. But thank HaShem it was not the case! Always remember, HaShem loves us all deeply and will protect us forever and ever.”