renungan alkitab hari rabu; “complaint vs faith, mengeluh protest vs iman” exodus 15

​Exodus 15:23-26 (NKJV)  Now when they came to Marah, they could not drink the waters of Marah, for they were bitter. Therefore the name of it was called Marah.

And the people complained against Moses, saying, “What shall we drink?”

So he cried out to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a tree. When he cast it into the waters, the waters were made sweet. There He made a statute and an ordinance for them. And there He tested them,

and said, “If you diligently heed the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the Lord who heals you.”

sampai di daerah bernama Mara, umat Israel complaint, protest, mengeluh, bersungut sungut karena haus, dan air disitu pait.

seharusnya mereka belajar dari pengalaman,beriman dan bersama sama berdoa, seluruh bangsa bersama sama para pemimipin ,Moses, Aron, dan para penatua umat Israel, berdoa bersama, dan pasti Tuhan mengabulkan.

Para pembaca terkasih, umat Israel tidak belajar dari pengalaman, iman mereka tidak bertumbuh, bahkan dapat dikatakan mereka tidak punya  iman, pemimpin mereka Moses selalu menjadi sasaran bully, amarah, protest mereka.

Mereka sudah melihat banyak mukjizat spektakuler; laut merah terbelah dua, tiang awan di siang hari, tiang api dimalam hari, 10 tulah dahsyat di Egypt,tapi sebesar apapun mukjizat yang mereka lihat, mereka tegar tengkuk ( stiff necked), dan tidak percaya.

semakin jelas bahwa iman muncul dari percaya kepada perkataan firman Tuhan,bukan melihat tanda tanda mukjizat.

iman adalah percaya meskipun belum melihat”

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