Pastor David Taylor
The people of Israel, in their wanderings in the desert,
continually sought for new proof of God’s love.
When things did not go their way,
when what they wanted did not appear immediately,
or in the fashion that they expected,
they began to doubt God and accuse Him of not caring for them.
The great sin of Meribah and Massah
is not the sin of asking that their needs be met by God
that is not a sin at all, it something we are encouraged to do,
“give us this day our daily bread”
rather the sin of Meribah and Massah
is the sin of unbelief,
the sin of doubt and of grumbling against God within that doubt.