The Sweet and the Bitter…

Read: Exodus 13-15
Marked: Exodus 15:1, Then Moses and the children of Israel sang this song to the LORD, and spoke, saying: “I will sing to the LORD, For He has triumphed gloriously! The horse and its rider He has thrown into the sea!”

How is it I can worship and exalt God one minute and grumble and complain the next? The children of Israel had seen God move in a powerful way by parting the waters, allowing Israel to cross the sea on dry ground, and then covering the pursuing army of Egypt with the waters. Rightly the children of Israel rejoiced as they sang songs of deliverance (V1, V21).

But then came the waters of Marah and they grumbled and complained against God. The sweetness of victory was followed by bitterness a few days later.

How much do we trust God? In verse 26 God reminds us that no matter what comes our way we should trust Him and heed His voice, doing what is right in His sight regardless of our situation.

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One thought on “The Sweet and the Bitter…

  1. Some of us do struggle to trust especially when that which brought sweet now brings bitter. My most recent post ‘Pleasure and Pain’ speaks to the same. Either way the answer is till the same – we trust. Thanks for sharing.

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