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Thought For Today - January 14 - Speak To The Rock!

Thought For Today – January 14


Speak To The Rock!


And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Take the rod, and gather thou the assembly together, thou, and Aaron thy brother ,and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes; and it shall give forth his water, and thou shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock: so thou shalt give the congregation and their beasts drink. And Moses took the rod from before the Lord, as he commanded him. And Moses and Arron gathered the congregation together before the rock, and he said unto them, hear now, ye rebels, must we fetch you water out of this rock? And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod, he smote the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly , and the congregation drank, and their beasts also.

And the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron, because ye believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them.” Numbers 20: 7-12.


As God spoke to Moses and Arron in the wilderness, so he speaks to us today, telling us to “Speak to the Rock”. As unto unbelievers, he says to us as he said to Moses - just to paraphrase - “Because ye believed me not” therefore ye shall not receive the blessings which I had planned for you.

It was God's intention for Moses and Arron to lead the congregation of Israel into the promised land which flowed with milk and honey, but because Moses had not just taken God at his word and believed him when he told him to speak to the rock and it would yield forth water, instead, Moses took it upon himself to strike the rock with his staff, thus thinking he could accomplish by works or by force, that which God had promised would be accomplished by faith alone in the promises and power of God.

Likewise, we today, I fear, sometimes lose out on many of the blessings which God intends for us to enjoy, simply because of the fact that we do not believe God as we should and take him at his word. We try to work out our own problems and difficulties and many times ignore the promises of God when he tells us simply to believe him, and speak to him and trust him to make good on his promises

What a loss it was for Moses to be denied entrance into the promised land because of his impatience with God! And what a tremendous loss it is for us to lose blessings from God because of our unbelief!

God said to Moses, speak to the rock and it shall bring forth water. God says to us today- ask and it shall be given thee.

Let us by faith ask God to supply our needs, and believe his promise that he will provide, and not try to by-pass God, as it were, and make things happen, just by our own efforts. Trust in the Lord ,wait patiently for him, and he shall bring it to pass.



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