In this week’s reading, Shemot / Exodus 13:17-15:26,
Pharaoh’s army follows the Children of Yisrael into the wilderness to overtake them and bring
them back to Mitzrayim (Egypt). The people feared and blamed Moshe and God for bringing them
out to the wilderness to die. Was this wise of them to accuse Moshe and God for their perceived
misfortune? According to the wisdom literature,
Mishley / Proverbs says 2:2 Make your ear attentive to wisdom, Incline your heart to
understanding; 2:3 For if you cry for discernment, Lift your voice for understanding; 2:4 If you
seek her as silver And search for her as for hidden treasures; 2:5 Then you will discern the fear
of the Lord And discover the knowledge of God. 2:6 For the Lord gives wisdom; From His mouth come
knowledge and understanding. (NASB) The people had many reasons to put their trust
in God, the miracle of the plagues they witnessed and the Lord presently delivering them from Egypt.
Regardless of what they had seen they still feared and chose to reject Moshe and God rather than to
trust in the Lord to deliver them from the hand of Pharaoh’s army. Regardless of what you
have seen, do you still trust in the Lord? Read More here.