What Have You Done for Me Lately?

For three days they traveled
in the desert without finding water.
                    —Exodus 15:22

The wind started blowing, the sea started parting, and two million Israelites marched across the seabed on dry ground.

“When the Israelites saw the great power the Lord displayed against the Egyptians, the people . . . put their trust in him” (Ex 14:31).

They even composed a celebratory song.

The first verse went this way: “I will sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously.” And the last verse ran: “The Lord will reign for ever and ever” (Ex 15:1, 18).

Know how long that “for ever and ever” lasted?

Three days.

That’s how long it took for them to start fussing that the water was bitter and the food disgusting.

Even God can’t please those with a short memory.

If God doesn’t measure up to your
expectations, you need a new yardstick.

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