“And the children of Israel said unto them, Would to God we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh pots, and when we did eat bread to the full; for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger. Then said the Lord unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or no.” Exodus 16:3-4 KJV https://bible.com/bible/1/exo.16.3-4.kjv
The human mind’s frame of reference is very interesting. We tend to be selectively choose our memories based on what suits a particular scenario. It is amazing to see in the Bible reading today that the Isrealites refer to Egypt in light of how well-fed they were because of a temporary discomfort in the place of freedom. They were happy to remain oppressed as long as they were fed. They were willing to trade the freedom and future of their generations for temporary pleasures. Considering that when God called Moses to come deliver Isreal from Egypt He told Moses that he had heard the groaning of Isreal, you wonder how all of a sudden all that groaning seems inconsequential to them in light of a temporary discomfort. As present day Christians, we sometimes display the same attitude when God is opening doors of opportunities. At the slightest sign of challenge in the open door, we are quick to look back reconsidering the manageabale parts of a previously painful or limited position. Remember Lot’s wife despite escaping out of Sodom did not make it to a place of rest because she could not dissociate from her past zones of seeming comfort in the city of sin. What are you holding on to that could cost you your future? Let it go today and trust God to come through for you. We see that the Isrealites left Egypt physically but their hearts did not leave and it cost them dearly.
Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for your loving kindness and faithfulness. Thank you for leading me and making way consistently. Please give me the boldness and discipline to move forward into my glorious next level in Jesus name 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾