After Israel celebrated the Feast of Unleavened Bread, they dedicated their firstborn, set out for the land of Promise, and feared for their lives, as the Egyptians chased after them to kill them. The Lord rolled back water, to look like walls, for Israel to walk through the sea. He rescued Israel and they put their faith in Him.
Miriam the prophet, Aaron’s sister, led the women in a dance and song to the Lord. After the festive dancing and singing, their mouths seemed like a parched desert. They drank water with a bitter taste. Immediately, the people complained about the bitterness of the water, and turned against Moses. Moses threw a piece of wood into the water and the water tasted good to their dry, thirsty mouths. This sign to Israel proved that the LORD rescued them again. The LORD will continue to use the washing of His Words if Israel:
- Listens to the LORD’S voice
- Does what is right
- Obeys His commands
- Keeps all His decrees
‘”I will keep you from suffering and disease,’ I AM the LORD who heals you.”
Today’s Nourishment: The water from the sea turned to a shelter of protection against the Egyptian army, chasing after Israel. The bitter water from the stream turned to quenching water for their thirst. The washing of the water of the Word of God turns to nutrition for cleansing, healing, growth, and maturing in Christ. He is faithful to wash us as we take in His Word.
Lord, today, wash me with the water of your Word. Remind me of your Word, as I live today. Holy Spirit, remind me, “I am strong in the Lord and the power of His might.” Bring to mind your Scripture, your guidance, and your love when I need it today. Bless you for washing me, for healing me, for cleansing me, and for growing me.
Describe how the Lord uses the washing of the water of His Word for you:
Tomorrow’s Reading: Exodus 16-19