Read Exodus 17

The children of Israel camping in Rephidim complained to Moses that there was no water for their families and livestock. Israel, desperate for water, accuse Moses of leading them to their death and appear to be angry enough to stone Moses. Moses, crying out to the Lord, is told to strike the rock in Horeb and that water will come out of it, that the people may drink. Moses, named the rock Massah and Meribah so that it can be remembered as a place of contention and where the people of Israel tempted the Lord.

Think of how Israel acted towards Moses and how we are tempted to act in a similar way when we are faced with difficult circumstances. If you are facing difficult circumstances will you act as the children of Israel or will you turn to the “Rock of our Salvation?” How will your actions during your difficulties be remembered?

— John Rauscher