Contention and Temptation…

Read: Exodus 16-18
Marked: Exodus 17:7, So he called the name of the place Massah and Meribah, because of the contention of the children of Israel, and because they tempted the LORD, saying, “Is the LORD among us or not?”

From the outset, in Egypt, they had seen the power of God displayed. They had passed through the water. They were cared for in the desert, yet they grumbled and complained and said, “Is the Lord among us or not?” The place where they were was called Massah and Meribah meaning, contention and temptation.

When I forget all that God has done for me it’s only a matter of time before I begin to contend with Him or with others. Jesus is the Bread of Life and the Rock of my salvation. I should be content in Him. I have no reason to contend with anyone let alone God.

Christ has set me free from the things of this world. Christ has made me free, and in Christ I am free indeed (John 8:36).