The test of Massah and Meribah
SERMON TOPIC: The test of Massah and Meribah
Speaker: Ken Paynter
Date: 10 July 2016
Topic Groups: GRUMBLING, SPEECH, TYPOLOGY
Sermon synopsis: Grumbling is questioning and testing God. We put God to the test when we grumble and complain and try get God to do our will instead of His, by quoting Scripture out of context.
Ex 17:7 And he called the place Massah and Meribah because the Israelites quarrelled and because they tested the Lord saying, Is the Lord among us or not?
Wikipedia: The episode recounted by the Book of Exodus features the Israelites quarrelling with Moses about the lack of water, and Moses rebuking the Israelites for testing Yahweh; the text states that it was on this account that the place gained the name Massah, meaning testing, and the name Meribah, meaning quarrelling.