The Waters of Marah

 
Reading: Exodus 14-15

Key Verse: Exodus 15:23 When they came to Marah, they could not drink its water because it was bitter. (That is why the place is called Marah.)

We are tempted when facing troubles to conclude we being disciplined, but the truth is we can face troubles when, or sometimes because, we obey God.   

We like Moses, in our troubles, should pray to God and trust in his providential care. God “tests” us in the sense of stressing a metal to improve it and show it’s genuineness.  

The Bible is God’s self revelation. God orchestrated some historical events which when looked back on from the vantage point of the full revelation in the New Testament, take on a symbolic foreshadowing of the gospel. In this strange incident of Moses casting a piece of wood into the bitter water we see a foreshadowing of the cross taking away the bitterness of sin, death.
 
Sermon Points:
A: Troubles
B: Responses
C: God’s Provision

Series: One Off

Preacher: David Furguson
Preached: Evening Service, 28 September 2014

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