|Verse On Verse
Favor and Obligation
"Are you giving me a tip?" said the contractor.
"No . . . no! I think you do great work and my Bible tells me it is a blessing for me to bless my brother."
It was the wrong thing to say.
"No, really; I was told to give you this amount. I had nothing to do with it. I wish it came from the goodness of my heart, but it didn't."And I preserved favor.
"Take the staff, and assemble the congregation,
you and Aaron your brother, and tell the rock before their eyes to yield its
water. So you shall bring water out of the rock for them and give drink to
the congregation and their cattle."