Worship and Warfare, Part IV
So Moses brought Israel from the Red Sea, then they went out into the wilderness of Shur. And they went three days in the wilderness and found no water. Exodus 15:22
The children of Israel came out of the Red Sea unscathed by their enemies with the song of deliverance still on their lips when they faced their first trial in the desert. There has never been a more miraculous deliverance accompanied by mighty signs, wonders and catastrophic events, this side of the death, burial and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ than the exodus of God's people from Egypt.
No one on the planet has ever experienced what happened in Egypt as God supernaturally delivered His people from slavery and yet three days into their journey they ran out of water and cried out to Moses complaining, saying, "What shall we drink?" Aren't you glad we are not like that ungrateful bunch, for if we had seen the signs that they saw, it would be different, wouldn't it? No! It is no different today, God provides a miracle in our lives and the next day we are complaining to Him for something else, its just human nature, something we are not to rely on: our own understanding.
This powerful story of deliverance is written for us today that we should flee from evil and take God at His word and believe, because nothing is impossible for our God. Supplying water in the wilderness was no problem, even if it meant providing millions of gallons per day to His people and for their livestock for the next forty years!
"If you diligently heed the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the Lord who heals you." Exodus 15:26
Your servant in Christ, Tim Laughlin