“In the story of the faultfinding when the people ran short of water, it was not the Lord who put the people to the test. In fact, it was just the other way around. Israel was testing the Lord, saying: ‘Is the Lord in our midst or not?’ This challenge was to force the Lord to show His love in the way they saw fit. Such a challenge was born of unbelief, not faith.” (S. G. DeGraaf, Promise and Deliverance, Vol. 1, p. 288).
“. . . the rock is. . . expressly called ‘Christ.’ What Israel was given to eat and to drink was not merely an incidental miraculous food and drink, but was taken up in the great context of the divine work of redemption in Christ.” (Herman Ridderbos, Paul: An Outline of His Theology, p. 420).
Helpful quotes that I came across in preparing for tomorrow’s message at Trinity Presbyterian Church.