Oct 29

Do you really want to know why?

Tag: UncategorizedRLW3 @ 3:55 pm

When we last spoke, God had specifically directed the children of Israel to turn back and camp at a very vulnerable spot.

Why did God lead them by this way? As we shall see, there are many reasons.

In the first place, we must realize that God sometimes leads us in the way that He does because of our own weaknesses.

Then it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God did not lead them by way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said, “Lest perhaps the people change their minds when they see war, and return to Egypt.” So God led the people around by way of the wilderness of the Red Sea. And the children of Israel went up in orderly ranks out of the land of Egypt.  Exodus 13:17-18

God led Israel on this route because He thought the alternate way would discourage them into turning back to Egypt!

Unfortunately, our proud hearts are tempted to question His motives in the midst of a practical manifestation of His kindness and condescension.

As a father pities his children, so the LORD pities those who fear Him. For He knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust. Psalm 103:13-14

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