So Moses brought Israel from the Red sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness, and found no water. And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter: therefore the name of it was called Marah. And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink? (Exodus 15:22-24)
Today's Morsel: What things make you bitter? Do what others say and do to you make you bitter? Do politics make you bitter? Do people at church make you bitter? What about co-workers? The children of Israel could not drink the water because they were bitter. Naomi changed her name to Marah because she was bitter. Often, when things don’t go our way, we can become bitter. Been there and I’ve even got a t-shirt to prove it. The body craves for water. Nothing quenches the thirst like water. Jesus said he would be in you a well of water springing up unto eternal life. But if you are bitter, (in other words, harsh and cruel) then no one can drink from you. This is why we have to watch our attitudes, what we partake of, and with whom we partake with. When a person is thirsty for spiritual things, they are going to look for the living water. On that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried and said, if any man thirst let him come unto me and drink. For out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water, but this spake he of the spirit, that they which believed on him would receive (John 7:37-39). Has anyone been to you for a drink lately? Remember, you attract more flies with honey them vinegar. So stay sweet!
Sing: How sweet the living waters from the hills of God, it makes me glad and happy all the way; now glory grace and blessing, mark the path I’ve trod, I’m shouting “hallelujah” every day.
Chorus: Drinking at the springs of living water, happy now am I, My soul they satisfy, drinking at the springs of living water, a wonderful and bountiful supply.