Friday, January 21, 2011

New Year: Ex 16-18 for Jan 21

Redeemed people. Exodus 15-18.

God (1): "Let My people go, that they may serve Me." (Ex 8:20).

People (1): "When Israel saw the great power which the Lord had used against the Egyptians, the people feared the Lord, and they believed in the Lord and in His servant Moses." (14:31)

Moses (2): "In Your lovingkindness You have led the people whom You have redeemed; / In Your strength You have guided to Your holy habitation." (15:13)

People [3 days later, 15:22] (2): "The people grumbled at Moses, saying, 'What shall we drink?" (15:24)

Flash forward, about six weeks after (16:1).
People (3): "Would that we had died by the LORD's hand in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the pots of meat, when we ate bread to the full: for you [Moses and Aaron] have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger." (16:3)

God (3): "I have heard the grumblings of the sons of Israel." (16:12)


cf. Ex16:27-28, 17:2-7. He tested them (15:25b, 16:4). But when they tested Him, it was Not a Great Idea on their part.

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