Grumbling #3 Water Again *Ex.17:1-7

Exodus 17:1-7
The people were again grumbling, complaining, and quarreling with God’s anointed one – Moses (third time). They still lacked faith and trust in God. God can do the supernatural and has shown them over and over that He can do what man cannot. God can sustain the human body any way He pleases. The people did not have a relationship with God. Oh they knew of God from their forefathers, but they did not KNOW God. If they knew God and the love He has for His creation they never would have said to Moses, “Why did you bring us up out of Egypt to make us and our children and livestock die of thirst?”
There are many things God could have done, however God chose to let this happen for good reasons. When God allows a crisis to come into our lives or even leads us by way of crisis, the first thing to remember is that God loves and cares deeply for us on a personal level and for everyone involved. He wants to protect and provide for our every need. He wants us to trust Him and to know there is no other god like God, Himself.
This chapter has many lessons to glean, however what stands out so loud and clear is that: This is about God and His kindness, mercy, grace, and forgiveness. Even when we grumble and quarrel God is kind and help us – even when we do not deserve it. That is exactly what grace is – God gives when we do not deserve His blessing.
Father, we are no different from Your people Israel. Forgive us for all the times we do not trust in Your provision and grumble and quarrel with each other causing hardship for those whom You have called into leadership to lead the church. Show us the err of our way and lead us in the way everlasting. In Jesus Name, amen.
Proverbs 3:5-8
Romans 10:12-13;NIV


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