III. MARCHING to Mt. Sinai (spiritual education), Chapters 15-18 (7 experiences correspond to Christian experience)

A. Song of redeemed — wilderness of Shur, Exo 15:1-22

(no bed of roses after redemption)

B. Marah, bitter water sweetened by tree, Exo 15:23-26

(Cross sweetens bitter experiences of life)

C. Elim (fruitful Christian experience), Exo 15:27

D. Wilderness of Sin — manna and quail, Exo 16

(Christ is the Bread of Life)

E. Smitten Rock (“That Rock was Christ”), Exo 17:1-7

F. Amalek (the flesh), Exo 17:8-16

(victory on the hilltop, Deuteronomy 25:17, 18)

G. Jethro, priest of Midian, Exo 18

(worldly wisdom in contrast to revelation)