“Waters Made Sweet”
“So Moses brought Israel from the Red sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness, and found no water. And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter: therefore the name of it was called Marah. And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink? And he cried unto the Lord; and the Lord showed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet:” (Exodus 15:22-25a).
We see here as the people of God were wondering though the wilderness they were desperately in need of water. They saw the hand of God part the Red Sea but now they are once again in a position of having to trust God. They began to murmur and complain to Moses. Moses did what every child of God, especially those in ministry, ought to do and that’s cry out to God for help. Every answer that we need comes from the Lord. God has given us all things pertaining to life and Godliness. When the people arrived to the waters of Marah (which means bitter) they couldn’t drink it because it was bitter.
The water represents our sustenance in life and it’s also a type of the Holy Spirit. The bitterness can represent life in general. Life can become bitter. Specific circumstances can make life bitter. Bitterness is a great hindrance to the child of God. Bitterness doesn’t heal our past but it does steal our future. But we don’t have to stay bitter. There’s a remedy. We see that God showed Moses a tree. That tree is a type of the Cross of Christ. Every believer needs a true revelation of what Christ did for them at the Cross.
When Moses cast that tree into the waters, the waters were made sweet. If we as children of God want to experience the sweetness of our salvation then we must continually look to the finished work of Christ. It’s through the Cross that we have joy and enjoy the sweetness of life. Whosoever may come and drink from the water of life freely (Revelation 22:17).
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