- What reason is given twice in this passage as to why God allowed his redeemed people to suffer thirst, disappointment, and hunger?
Cf. Deut. 8:2, 3; 1 Pet. 1:6, 7.
- What response is demanded from those for whom God provides?
In what ways does God’s provision test this response?
Note. 1 Cor. 10:1-6 indicates that these experiences in the wilderness were spiritual as well as physical and material.