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An expected end

“And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God led them not through the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said, Lest peradventure the people repent when they see war, and they return to Egypt: But God led the people about, through the way of the wilderness of the Red sea: and the children of Israel went up harnessed out of the land of Egypt.” Exodus 13:17-18 KJV

An expected end

The Bible says that God’s thought towards us as his children is to give us an expected end. A hope and a future and so because of that all things that he orchestrated works for our good. In the Bible reading today, the D-Day had now come for the Isrealites, they were leaving the yoke of bondage of their oppressors. It was a time of great deliverance but also a journey from what they had now known for over 400 years to an unknown. So while the prospects and ideas were great, there was a chance that at the slightest challenge they may beat a retreat. So as the Lord led them out of Egypt, he did not lead them through the short path because there was a tendency that the fear of war may send them back into Egypt, into the hands of their oppressors. God knows our innermost thoughts. He knows our strengths and weaknesses. As a result he sometimes leads us in certain paths that we may not understand early in our journey of discovery because beginnings are really sensitive. It is the times when the whispers and echoes in our hearts challenge the new course of action. So it is important to always follow the leading of God and to learn the lessons he presents along the way because our inability to learn those lessons may defeat the purpose of the journey in itself as we see play out eventually later in the journey of the Isrealites

Prayer: Dear Lord, keep leading me. Help me to follow and open my eyes to see the insights you bring my way so that I can enjoy the goodness of your new wave of glory 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

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