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The Tree at Marah (Exodus 15:22-27)

The Tree at Marah (Exodus 15:22-27)

Exodus 15:22-27

I. The obstacle (15:22-23)

    A. Deliverance does not remove all difficulties
    B. The same is true spiritually – deliverance from sin does not remove temptations, persecutions, distractions (Mark 4:16-19; 2 Timothy 3:12)

II. The response (15:24)

    A. Complaining, grumbling, murmuring was an oft-repeated response of Israel (Exodus 15-17; Numbers 14, 16-17)
    B. When a Christian complains, he hinders the cause of Christ (Philippians 2:14-16)

III. The solution (15:25a)

    A. God’s solution involved a tree and water in Moses’ day
    B. God’s solution still involves a tree and water today

      1. The tree – the cross (Acts 5:30-31; 10:38-39; 13:28-30; 1 Peter 2:24)
      2. The water – baptism (1 Peter 3:21)

IV. The command (15:25b-26a)

    A. Diligent obedience
    B. God’s expectations have not changed (2 Timothy 2:15)

V. The blessing (15:26b-27)

    A. Prevent and heal disease, and provision for needs
    B. God still heals (James 5:14-15), and still provides (Matthew 6:25-34)