Today’s Reading: Exodus 15:22 – 18:27
Today’s Highlights: Events of the journey from the Red Sea to Mount Sinai. The people complain about (1) bitter water, (2) no food, and (3) then no water. God gives them manna and quail to eat. They defeat the Amalekites and Moses’ father-in-law gives him advice.
3 times in this reading the people complain against Moses. They complained in yesterday’s reading when they were hemmed in at the Red Sea and we will see this many more times in their future. On the one hand they were in difficult situations – bitter water, no food, no water – these are big problems; but on the other hand, what might they have thought about to calm their worries? Worried or not, its their attitude that is the biggest problem. What did you notice about the “tone” of their complaints?