The Gospel was preached to us as well as to them; but the word which they heard did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heard it.
Did you know you can live for weeks without food, but only days without water? Next to oxygen, water is the most important element that you can give your body.
Three days after the Israelites left Egypt, the water they brought along was depleted. Finding no drinkable water in the Desert of Shur, they grumbled against Moses when their thirst became overwhelming (Ex. 17:1–7), Moses sought the Lord. He was told to strike the rock of Horeb with his staff. Moses believed and obeyed, and water gushed from the stone.
Sadly, the Israelites would not consistently follow Moses’s example of faith. Ultimately, the message they heard was of no value to them, because they did not share the faith of those who obeyed.
Sometimes life can seem like an arid desert. But God can quench our spiritual thirst in the most unlikely circumstances. When by faith we believe the promises of God’s Word, we can experience rivers of living water and grace for our daily needs.
Dear Lord God, help me to place my trust in You daily, Lord. You are what my heart thirsts after. In Jesus name. Amen.