Series: Let's Talk About It | Week 1: Anger
Read Exodus 17:5-7 and Psalm 103:8“The LORD said to Moses, ‘Walk out in front of the people. Take your staff, the one you used when you struck the water of the Nile, and call some of the elders of Israel to join you. I will stand before you on the rock at Mount Sinai. Strike the rock, and water will come gushing out. Then the people will be able to drink.’ So Moses struck the rock as he was told, and water gushed out as the elders looked on. Moses named the place Massah (which means ‘test’) and Meribah (which means ‘arguing’) because the people of Israel argued with Moses and tested the LORD by saying, ‘Is the LORD here with us or not?’” - Exodus 17:5-7“The LORD is compassionate and merciful, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love.” - Psalm 103:8Discover1. What three instructions does God give Moses in verse 5?2. Why do you think He tells Moses to take his staff and some of the elders with him?3. What do you learn about God from these verses?RespondDo you have other like-minded leaders with you on your journey of following Jesus? God gave Moses instructions to get out in front of the Israelites, to take the staff Moses had used in previous times to perform great miracles, and to not go alone. Isolation can be a great instigator of anger and burnout. If you don’t have others with you for the journey, consider joining a Traders Point group. Ask God to bring others into your life who refresh you and bring life. For Further Reading: Six Reasons You Feel Lonely in Leadership*For more practical resources related to this week’s readings, visit tpcc.org/anger.**TPCC does not necessarily endorse all For Further Reading/Learning sources. They are simply meant to be a helpful tool. For Families with Kids at HomeToday, spend some time praying for your kids’ friends. Pray that God would bring people into their lives who would encourage them and push them toward Jesus!