Consider what Israel has experienced leading up to this moment. A rich human history in Adam (Genesis 1-11). A new understanding of what it means to honor God through suffering (Job). A new nation birthed through Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph. A supernatural deliverance from bondage in Egypt (Exodus). A new way of living explained through the sacrifices, priests, and ceremonies in Leviticus.
Now we turn to the things Israel will learn from their wanderings. A trip that was meant to take about 40 days (to the promised land) ended up taking closer to 40 years.
This is the nature of our spiritual journey. We are empowered to leave our own Egypt and trust our Father. We are invited to grow deeply during our journey, and to learn things we would never be able to find without following God’s design for the path of faith.
Numbers is loaded with journey principles that can help us as we leave our own Egypt and head for the promised land. Yes!