Behold, he smote the rock, that the waters gushed out, and the streams overflowed; can he give bread also?…
God is a spring, this day and tomorrow. The God of Isaac is not like Isaac, that had one blessing and no more. A believer's harvest for present mercies is his seedtime for more. God's mercies when full-blown seed again and come up thicker. Can the creature want more than the everlasting fountain can supply? What an irrational way of arguing was that! "He smote the rock that the waters gushed out; can He give bread also?" As if He that filled their cup could not spread their table; as if He who had a hidden cellar for their drink had not a secret and as full a cupboard for their meat.
Parallel VersesKJV: Behold, he smote the rock, that the waters gushed out, and the streams overflowed; can he give bread also? can he provide flesh for his people?