And Moses cried out to the LORD, and the LORD showed him a log. And when he cast it into the waters, they were sweetened. There the LORD made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there He tested them,
Cross ReferencesExodus 14:10
As Pharaoh approached, the Israelites looked up and saw the Egyptians marching after them, and they were terrified and cried out to the LORD.
Then the LORD said to Moses, "Behold, I will rain down bread from heaven for you. Each day the people are to go out and gather enough for that day. In this way I will test whether or not they will follow My instructions.
"Do not be afraid," Moses replied. "For God has come to test you, so that the fear of Him may be before you, to keep you from sinning."
Remember that these forty years the LORD your God led you all the way in the wilderness, so that He might humble you and test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep His commandments.
He fed you in the wilderness with manna that your fathers had not known, in order to humble you and test you, so that in the end He might cause you to prosper.
On that day Joshua made a covenant for the people, and there at Shechem he established for them a statute and ordinance.
In this way I will test whether Israel will keep the way of the LORD by walking in it as their fathers did."
These are the nations the LORD left to test all the Israelites who had not known any of the wars in Canaan,
These nations were left to test the Israelites, to find out whether they would keep the commandments of the LORD, which He had given their fathers through Moses.
2 Kings 2:21
and Elisha went out to the spring, cast the salt into it, and said, "This is what the LORD says: 'I have healed this water. No longer will it cause death or unfruitfulness.'"
2 Kings 4:41
Then Elisha said, "Get some flour." He threw it into the pot and said, "Pour it out for the people to eat." And there was nothing harmful in the pot.
2 Kings 6:6
"Where did it fall?" asked the man of God. And when he showed him the place, the man of God cut a stick, threw it there, and made the iron float.
For You, O God, have tested us; You have refined us like silver.
Moses and Aaron were among His priests, and Samuel among those who called on His name. They called to the LORD and He answered.
When I arrived, I saw a great number of trees along both banks of the river.
And he said to me, "This water flows out to the eastern region and goes down into the Arabah. When it empties into the sea, the water there becomes fresh.
Chapter Outline1. The song of Moses, Miriam, and Israel on their deliverance
22. The people want water in the desert
23. The waters at Marah are bitter,
24. they murmur,
25. Moses prays, and sweetens the waters by God's direction
27. They encamp at Elim, where are twelve wells, and seventy palm trees
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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
2 Kings 2:21
2 Kings 4:41
1 Corinthians 1:18
Deuteronomy 8:2, 16
Judges 3:1, 4
1 Peter 1:6, 7
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