October 06, 2019 | Michael Davis
“I will sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously… The Lord is my strength and my song; he has given me victory. This is my God, and I will praise him.
Who is like you among the gods, O Lord— glorious in holiness, awesome in splendor, performing great wonders?... With your unfailing love you lead the people you have redeemed.” Exodus 15:1-2, 11, 13 (NLT)
“I don’t want you to forget, dear brothers and sisters, about our ancestors in the wilderness long ago.
All of them were guided by a cloud that moved ahead of them, and all of them walked through the sea on dry ground... These things happened to them as examples for us. They were written down to warn us who live at the end of the age.” 1 Corinthians 10:1-2, 11 (NLT)
Then Moses led the people of Israel away from the Red Sea, and they moved out into the desert of Shur. They traveled in this desert for three days without finding any water. When they came to the oasis of Marah, the water was too bitter to drink. So they called the place Marah (which means “bitter”). Then the people complained and turned against Moses. “What are we going to drink?” they demanded. "So Moses cried out to the Lord for help, and the Lord showed him a piece of wood. Moses threw it into the water, and this made the water good to drink.” It was there at Marah that the Lord set before them the following decree as a standard to test their faithfulness to him. He said, “If you will listen carefully to the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in his sight, obeying his commands and keeping all his decrees, then I will not make you suffer any of the diseases I sent on the Egyptians; for I am the Lord who heals you.” Exodus 15:22-26 (NLT)
“Going through the wilderness was not necessary for Israel’s salvation, but it was necessary for their sanctification.” Philip Ryken – Saved For God's Glory
WHEN GOD IS FORGOTTEN
COMPLAINING WILL BE PRESENT
GOD MADE BITTER WATER
SWEET FOR A BITTER PEOPLE
GENESIS will spend the better part of 2019 and into 2020 exploring themes of hope, power, community and freedom found in the Book of Exodus.