Rebellion in the Wilderness

1. What became plain from Israel’s journey in the wilderness?

That they were a rebellious people.

2. How did Israel show they were rebellious?

By accusing Moses and Aaron of leading them into the wilderness to die of hunger.

3. Why did they speak so evilly of Moses and Aaron?

Because they lusted after the food in Egypt and did not trust God to supply their needs.

4. What sin did Israel commit at Meribah?

Israel murmured against Moses and tempted God because there was no water. Exodus 17:1-7

5. How did God show His faithfulness?

He gave them manna from heaven and water from the rock. Exodus 16:14, 15 and Exodus 17:6, 7

6. What remarkable victory did God give Israel at Rephidim?

Israel drove off the Amalekites while Moses held his hands up towards heaven. Exodus 17:8-16

7. What great sin did Israel commit at Sinai?

Israel made and worshiped the golden calf. Exodus 32

8. To what did the sin of the golden calf lead?

To the sin of idolatry.

9. Did God destroy Israel for this sin?

No, for the sake of the elect remnant the nation was spared.

10. What does God prove in all this history?

That we are saved by grace and not by our works.