You shall walk in all the ways which the LORD your God has commanded you, that you may live and that it may be well with you, and that you may prolong your days in the land which you shall possess. deuteronomy 5:33
Imagine you were invited to a banquet.
The address, though unfamiliar, was plainly printed on the invitation.
Even so, how do you know where to go?
Follow the signs.
Ask for directions.
Wander around and hope for the best.
But what if the host accompanies you?
What if the host tells you the best route,
Cautions you against the hazards and pitfalls,
And even brings snacks to make the trip effortless?
Wouldn't that be a better way to go?
Israel had been given much better than just a banquet.
God gave them the Promised Land.
He accompanied them.
Told them all about the dangers as He protected them.
He fed them.
Yet, so often they chose to trust each other for directions.
“Make us a calf.”
“We should have stayed in Egypt.”
“Korah is just as good a leader as moses.”
“We can't take the land away from the giants.”
Walk in His ways. Stay on His path. Follow His directions.