You called out in distress, and I rescued you; I answered you from the cloud of thunder; I tested you at the waters of Meribah. Selah
Cross ReferencesExodus 2:23
After a long time, the king of Egypt died. The Israelites groaned and cried out under their burden of slavery, and their cry for deliverance from bondage ascended to God.
As Pharaoh approached, the Israelites looked up and saw the Egyptians marching after them, and they were terrified and cried out to the LORD.
Behold, I will stand there before you by the rock at Horeb; when you strike the rock, water will come out of it for the people to drink." So Moses did this in the sight of the elders of Israel.
He named the place Massah and Meribah because the Israelites quarreled, and because they tested the LORD, saying, "Is the LORD among us or not?"
And as the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder, Moses spoke, and God answered him in the thunder.
All the people witnessed the thunder and lightning, the sound of the trumpet, and the mountain in smoke. And when the people saw this, they trembled and stood at a distance.
These were the waters of Meribah, where the Israelites quarreled with the LORD, and He showed His holiness among them.
Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor Me."
do not harden your hearts as you did at Meribah, as on that day at Massah in the wilderness,
At the waters of Meribah they angered the LORD, and trouble came to Moses because of them.
Chapter Outline1. An exhortation to a solemn praising of God
4. God challenges that duty by reason of his benefits
8. God, exhorting to obedience, complains of their disobedience, which proves their own hurt.
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