Christ the Rock
Israel complained first about water, then about food, and now finishes the triad complaining about water again. Throughout Exodus Moses has been telling the story of God’s nation and individuals within in who all pre-figured the Lord Jesus Christ. He is the greater Moses, born to a persecuted woman and set in a lowly basket. He is the Passover lamb whose blood was shed to spare His people from death. And He is the rock that was struck to provide water: “that rock was Christ”.