Turning Bitterness Into Blessing
I want you to take your Bibles, and I want you to open your Bibles to Exodus, the 15th. Would you do that? Exodus, the 15th Chapter, a marvelous, wonderful chapter. I want to speak to you on this subject: How to Turn Bitterness into Blessing. Now, the Scripture that I have for you today takes place right after that event that we call the Exodus where the children of Israel came out of Egypt and through the Red Sea. Now, many of you think you know about it because you saw a movie, and Cecil B. Devell told you how it was done. Friend, let me tell you that there's no movie, no film that can describe the glory, the marvel, the mystery, the miracle of the opening of the Red Sea and bringing the children of Israel through dry shod. Beginning in verse 22: "So Moses brought Israel from the Red sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days into the wilderness, and found no water. And when they came to Marah they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter: therefore the name of that place was called Marah" The word "marah" literally means "bitterness," so I could read it this way: And when they came to bitterness, they could not drink of the waters of bitterness, for they were bitter: therefore the name of it was called bitterness." Now, look in Verse 24: "And the people murmured against Moses, saying, 'What shall we drink?' And he cried unto the Lord; and the Lord shewed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet: and there he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there he proved them." They came to a place of bitterness, and so will you. There are three categories of persons that are here today: those who are in trouble; those who are just getting out of trouble; and those who are going into trouble. That's -- I mean, that's -- that's all the folks that are here today. Folks, man that is born of woman is few of days and full of t ...
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