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Lesson 14
Exodus 17:1-7; Matthew 16:18; I Corinthians 10:4

The people of Israel journeyed from the wilderness of sin and pitched in Rephidim. There was no water to drink. The people murmured against Moses because there was no water.

(1) They had been delivered from Egypt.
(2) They had seen the hand of God at the Red Sea.
(3) They had been fed with quail and manna.

Now they are ready to stone Moses because they have no water.

(Vs. 4-6) "Go out, take the elders and your rod.
I will stand upon the rock in Horeb.
You shall smite the rock.
There shall come water out of the rock.
The people shall drink."

What makes this event so special? What is there about the rock smitten that is so special? Paul answers (I Cor. 10:4) in four words, "THAT ROCK WAS CHRIST."

Henry Mahan
Ashland, Ky.