The Bitter Made Sweet
By John Bramhall
“The waters of Marah were bitter… the waters were made sweet” (Exod. 15:23-25).
The slavery of Egypt was over. Pharaoh’s evil host was drowned in the sea. A song of triumph rose from joyous hearts. The Israelites were well on their way to the promised land (Exod. 12-15).
For three days they travelled before finding water — only to discover that the water was bitter and unfit for drinking! How discouraging! How disappointing! (Exod. 15:22-25).