When the children of Israel were this side of the Red Sea and they saw Pharoah coming, who led them to that spot? God did it. They complained and murmur. They failed the test.
However, God opened up the Red Sea and they were delivered. On the other side of the Red Sea, they sang a song of thanksgiving. Where should they have sung that song? On the side before the deliverance! God had the same deliverance for them whether they trusted Him or not. They did not trust and the sea opened. If they had trusted, the sea would have opened. But because they didnâ€™t trust Him, an asterisk was placed by their name:
***Red Sea Test failed â€“ subjects scheduled for repeat test!
So God led them to the bitter waters of Marah. The waters were too bitter to drink. Babies crying, old people fainting, and the thirst was awful. They should have trusted God but, no!â€¦they complained and murmurred which lead to another asterisk by their name and they were scheduled for a repeat test:
***Bitter waters test failed â€“ subjects scheduled for repeat test!
Then God took Israel to Rephidim for another water test. They failed again. Another asterisk was placed by their name and they were scheduled for another repeat test!
Wowâ€¦how dumb are we humans. The tragedy of Israel is that they never passed. God led them to wander for 40 years until they just died off and only Joshua and Caleb got to go in because they were the only two that passed the test.
Failed any tests lately? Stand firm. Remember…faithful is He who called you, Who will also do it! Galatians 2:20 (NKJV) I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.