In Exodus 17, the wandering Israelites come across two very different enemies: a fierce people ready to battle against them, and an ungrateful complaining attitude within. We tend to fear one kind of enemy while excusing the other. But one thing we know for sure is that God always stands with us, ready to fight any enemy for us if we will just call upon Him.

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Title: Red Sea Reset: Enemy // Exodus 17

Quick Review:
In Exodus 17, the wandering Israelites come across two very different enemies: a fierce people ready to battle against them, and an ungrateful complaining attitude within. We tend to fear one kind of enemy while excusing the other. But one thing we know for sure is that God always stands with us, ready to fight any enemy for us if we will just call upon Him.

As a family, take time to discuss these questions and possible action steps you can take.

What’s an enemy or bad guy from a movie or story you know?
What makes them an enemy?
Do you have enemies? Who/what are they?
What does Jesus’ crucifixion tell us about how God sees enemies (Romans 5:8-11)?
How can you love your enemies?
What does Jesus say about our enemies in Matthew 5:44?
What did the Israelite’s do when they had no water?
What should they have done instead?
That grumbling spirit is like the enemy “inside.” When do you wrestle with that enemy?

Extra Step: Are you willing to take one step toward the goal of loving an enemy this week?
What will you do?
What will you have to give up?
What do you think you will gain?

Jon Stallsmith

Jon Stallsmith