In Exodus 17, The Israelites have been in the wilderness for several weeks and the people don’t have enough water. They begin to be afraid that they and their cattle will all die of thirst in the wilderness.
There are controversial parts of the Bible, there are unclear parts of scripture, there are passages that are difficult to understand. But, this one is clear—as clear as Jesus’ words about how we treat the poor.
One of Jesus imperatives to his disciples in the Sermon on the Mount is “Search, and you will find.” Are you a seeker—a searcher for truth and for what is good? What does it mean to be a searcher as Jesus called us to be?