Testing Yahuah 10 Times: 2. At Mara with bitter water

And Mosheh brought Yisra’el from the Sea of Reeds, and they went out into the Wilderness of Shur. And they went three days in the wilderness and found no water. And they came to Marah, and they were unable to drink the waters of Marah, for they were bitter. So the name of it was called Marah. And the people grumbled against Mosheh, saying, “What are we to drink?” Then he cried out to Yahuah, and Yahuah showed him a tree. And when he threw it into the waters, the waters were made sweet. There He made a law and a right-ruling for them, and there He tried them. Exo 15:22-25

The people did not ask Mosheh to approach Yahuah and ask Him for water, no, they grumbled in unbelief and distrust. They were complaining.

Looking at this Spiritually we can see that the first time we study the Word it is bitter. We start realizing that we need to start changing and that taking this journey comes at a price.

They looked for water for three days just as Yeshua was in the grave for three days. After three days Mosheh threw a tree into the water it was made sweet. Let us think about this.

When we look at obeying the Torah of Yahuah then we immediately think that we are unable to obey all of the Torah. Yes it is true and the water seems bitter until we throw the tree in the water which symbolizes the tree on which Yeshua died. Suddenly the Torah starts becoming sweet and drinkable. They had to wait until the three days was over and Yeshua was resurrected before the water could become drinkable. Referring to the symbolism now. Remember they have celebrated Passover just before they left Egypt.

I have strength to do all, through Messiah who empowers me. Php 4:13

Let us see what was the response to their grumbling.

And He said, “If you diligently obey the voice of Yahuah your Elohim and do what is right in His eyes, and shall listen to His commands and shall guard all His laws, I shall bring on you none of the diseases I brought on the Mitsrites, for I am Yahuah who heals you.” And they came to Elim, where there were twelve fountains of water and seventy palm trees. And they camped there by the waters. Exo 15:26-27

Could it be that each fountain referred to a tribe of Israel and the palm trees to each nation as divided at the tower of Babel?

May Yeshua have mercy on us and sweeten the Torah for us so that it becomes drinkable to us as we go through the journey of learning the way of Yahuah.

Until next time.

Shalom

Mieke

The Exodus Index  》 Introduction

The Ten Commandments  》  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10

Testing Yahuah Ten Time  》  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10

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