KEY SCRIPTURE: Exodus 15:22 ” So Moses brought Israel from the Red sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness, and found no water.”
After the joy and celebration of their victory over Egypt, they were faced with another challenge of faith. This time there was no drinking water. The Christian life is a walk with God. Walking with God is a school of learning about God and how He relates with His children. God is invincible to the natural eyes. It takes faith to get Him into the affairs of our life. Challenges of life as they come our way are in no way dangers or matters to destroy us from our Father’s point of view. Not so with the devil. He intends to destroy you, so stand with God. They are simply the schooling process of getting to know and experience God. God’s idea of passing his children through these processes brings his children into a state of knowledge that nothing becomes a problem to them anymore. This is how apostle James put it. James 1:2-4 “My brethren count it all joy when you fall into divers’ temptations knowing this that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire wanting nothing”.
Please did you see why these challenges come.? The ultimate state that our beloved father wants you to come into, is that, you would want nothing. When a man gets to know God, he would no more fret about any need.
In our story, Moses led the people from the Red sea and for 3 days, they had no water. After the third day, they came across water but it was bitter. The bible said, the people murmured against Moses saying. What shall we drink.? Please note: the word murmur means in the Hebrew to lodge, stop over, or abide. It simply means the man who is murmuring has stopped moving with God but stuck to wherever he or she has decided to be. Their action put a lot of pressure on Moses. Moses could have focused on their pressure and gotten despair. Many challenges put a lot of pressure on us. They turn to make us focus on the problem. Moses did not focus on them, He rather turned to God and asked for help or solution. The Lord showed Him a tree which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet.
Out of this incident the Lord said to Moses to tell the whole of Israel that if they would only trust Him and hold diligently to his word, they would never have any of the diseases He put (allowed) on the Egyptians for He is the Lord our Healer.
God and His word are one I wholly depend on whatever He says. He cannot fail, His word will always proof faithful.
Romans 10:11-12 ” For the scripture saith, whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.”
Romans 8:28 ” And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”