Listening to God

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Part of listening to God is submitting all your bitter waters to him.The children of Israel would have died of thirst in the wilderness if Moses had not told god about the bitter waters and been sensitive to gods voice

Then Moses led the people of Israel on from the Red Sea, and they moved out into the wilderness of Shur and were there three days without water. Arriving at Marah, they couldn’t drink the water because it was bitter (that is why the place was called Marah, meaning “bitter”).

 Then the people turned against Moses. “Must we die of thirst?” they demanded.

Moses pleaded with the Lord to help them, and the Lord showed him a tree to throw into the water, and the water became sweet.

It was there at Marah that the Lord laid before them the following conditions, to test their commitment to him: “If you will listen to the voice of the Lord your God, and obey it, and do what is right, then I will not make you suffer the diseases I sent on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord who heals you.”  (Exodus 15;22-26 TLB).

The tree that Moses threw into the water as a symbol of Calvary. We all find bitter waters in life but by listening to God’s spirit we find that Jesus who hung on the tree of Calvary makes bitter waters sweet, not only does he sweeten the waters but he gives us living water to drink which will quench our thirst throughout eternity.

By ROBERT TILTON (Page 24/35)




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