God was not pleased with most of them, and they were struck down in the
wilderness (1 Cor. 10:5).
These sobering words from our epistle reading describe the fate of most of the Jewish people who had been saved from slavery in Egypt. Our first reading taken from the book of Exodus, records the revelation received by Moses on Mount Horeb; and the mission entrusted to him to make known the truth about God and the promise of salvation first for Israel bound in Egypt, and in the fullness of time, for all the nations of the earth. ‘This is my