So Moses brought Israel from the Red sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness…
I. THAT PRAYER WILL MEET EVERY PAINFUL CRISIS IN HUMAN EXPERIENCE.
II. THAT ALL MEN, EVERYWHERE, ARE ATHIRST.
III. THAT EVERY MAN WILL AT LENGTH COME TO HIS WELL; BUT THE WATER THEREOF WILL BE BITTER TO HIS TASTE. Sensual indulgence. Fashionable amusement; inebriety; riches; worldly renown; infidelity. All mere earthly pools are acrid and unsatisfying.
IV. THAT THERE IS A TREE WHICH CAN SWEETEN ALL EARTH'S WATERS. "The tree of life" — the Cross of Christ. "He, every one that thirsteth, come."
(S. D. Burchard, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: So Moses brought Israel from the Red sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness, and found no water.