Part 6: The God Who Provides
Series: Exodus: The God Who Relentlessly Pursues
Key Passage: Exodus 16:1-17:7
Speaker: Ben Taylor
Read Exodus 16-17:7. What stands out to you in this passage?
Discuss something that you tend to regularly complain about. Why do you tend to complain about this? What effect does it have on your mood?
Many people say the following: “If I saw God work miracles like the parting of the Red Sea, I would never doubt him.” Do you agree with this? Why or why not?
Why do the Israelites keep complaining even though God rescues and continues to provide for them?
Respond: We don’t just have to be rescued from our circumstances. We also have to be rescued from ourselves.
Respond: An unchecked grumbling spirit always leads to a hard heart.
The Israelites’ sinful hearts ultimately lead them to test God. Respond: Although it is always appropriate for God to test us, it rarely appropriate for us to test God.
Instead of striking the people, God has Moses strike the rock…right where God is standing. Moses strikes God and blessings go to the people (water). How does this foreshadow the cross?
Respond: The remedy for grumbling/complaining is gratitude.
How can you encourage each other with the beauty of the Gospel, in order to be more thankful for God’s provisions?