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…
Heaven has prepared a sweetening tree for the bitter waters.
I. OF OUR SECULAR LIFE. Wrecked plans, blasted hopes, etc. The "tree" to sweeten this is Christ's doctrine of a Fatherly providence.
II. OF OUR MORAL LIFE. The bitter waters of an accusing conscience. "Whom God hath set forth," etc.
III. OF AN INTELLECTUAL LIFE. God's revealed character in Christ — all-wise, all-loving, all-powerful.
IV. OF OUR SOCIAL LIFE. "I am the Resurrection," etc. "Them that sleep in Jesus will God bring with Him."
V. OF OUR DYING LIFE.
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.