July 2nd, 2016
The story’s great power is in its universal application. The writer of the Letter to the Hebrews recalls the Exodus. An entire generation of their ancestors cried out to God, He heard them and sent Moses to bring them out of the land of bondage. With powerful signs He delivered them, defeated all their enemies, brought them into His covenant, and engaged to fulfill in them the promises made to Abraham. He provided manna, quail, and water from the rock. Yet, they continually grumbled and complained. When the Lord brought them to the very border of the land flowing with milk and honey they hardened their hearts and refused to believe God could give them possession of it.
All those who have experienced God’s redemption have faced the same temptation. God has done great and marvelous things for us, but will we believe He can and will work through us? Don’t turn away, don’t harden your hearts, hear His voice. Encourage one another, His promises are still true.
Author: Duane Brush