Remember when the Israelites tested God at Massah in Exodus 17? As God was leading Moses and His people toward the Promised Land, they camped at a place where there was no water. The roller coaster faith driven Israelites’ immediate reaction was to grumble against God and quarrel with Moses. In fact, they was so upset they wanted to kill him!! Their lack of trust in God to take care of them is evident in their accusations toward Moses: “They said, ‘Why did you bring us up out of Egypt to make us and our children and livestock die of thirst?’” (Exodus 17:3). The Israelites were obviously in a situation where they needed God to intervene. The point at which they tested God, though, is when doubt and fear overtook them and they came to the conclusion that God had abandoned them (see Exodus 17:7). They questioned God’s reliability because He was not meeting their expectations. How many times have we questioned God’s reliability in our lives? ___________(FITB)
Beloved of God, faith by definition; takes risk and it when true faith is present, obedience follows. God doesn’t prove Himself in our doubts rather, He proves Himself by our faith!