Resting in God’s Provision | Exodus 17:1-7
As the Summer rush began to wane, and the next season of study grew closer, Sojourn Church took a month-long pause of operation to consider what godly rest looks like. We even took a week off to actively practice the idea of godly rest and made space for a local concert that some local church’s had organized for the community. This sermon comes as part one of two teachings given during this pause.
Exodus 17 might not come to mind at first when initially considering places of great rest in the Bible. By this point the people of Israel are all but totally stranded in the desert and on the verge of insurrection against Moses and the God who dragged them out of their comfy homes in Egypt. The people were so turned off from the environment around them that they failed to put their trust — that is, their rest — in the God who had broken them out of slavery to bring them into His promised land with him. This passage, then, serves as a potent object lesson in trusting the Lord for the provision we need, in order to fully rest in our lives.