William J. Pell

Water in the Wilderness

Exodus 15:23-27 1. No Water at Shur     1. The wilderness: Etham (Ex. 13:20) means "gravel"; Shur (Ex. 15:22) means "a rampart" or a place of observation. What is the wilderness? It is a place marked by a poverty of resources and where there is virtually no place to hide. So the wilderness was a test on two counts: it revealed to Israel the sufficiency of God when we only have Him. It also revealed wh...
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