The children of Israel wouldn’t have made it very far during their exodus from Egypt if it weren’t for God’s divine intervention. They were led by a cloud during the day and a pillar of fire at night. They were delivered from Pharaoh’s wrath as they passed through the red sea on dry ground. The Egyptian army was destroyed as the walls of water came crashing down. They were fed by God’s miraculous daily bread and provided water from a rock. The apostle Paul writes that they were accompanied by a spiritual rock, and that Rock was Christ (1 Corinthians 10:1-14).
Though all the Israelites experienced God’s provision, most did not respond as they should have. Some of them committed idolatry and sexual immorality. Some tested God and were tempted. Some grumbled and complained and were destroyed. They did not enter the promised land. Let’s learn from them.
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The sum of all “somes” equals most. You see, many experience the blessings of God, but remain unchanged in heart. They fail to recognize God as the source of their blessing, and instead are ungrateful, sinful, and even rebellious.
As fellows passengers on this planet, and especially as Americans, we all experience the same blessings. We live, breath, and enjoy life. We all experience the blessings of God in some measure. From the richest to the poorest, our blessings come from God. Life, liberty, health, prosperity, relationships… it all comes from Christ who is the Rock! Jesus is the source of life that springs up bringing eternal life. Jesus is the fount of every blessing, the place of promise, provision, and refreshing. Don’t forget this! Set aside any complaining and drink from the Rock daily (John 4:7-14).
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