Patriarchs and Prophets -- Study Guide


Chapter 37: The Smitten Rock

1. Compare and contrast the two distinct occasions when Moses struck the rock for the purpose of supplying water to the Israelites. How does the story of bringing water from the first rock symbolize the work of Christ? Moses, in striking the second rock, ruined an object lesson about the future Messiah. How can we, through improper performance of our rituals, ruin object lessons? PP-SG 39.1

2. Moses’ mistakes are recorded in the Bible. Why? What can we learn from Moses’ mistakes? PP-SG 39.2