Summary: Doing things the smart way don’t cost half as much as doing things the dumb way. Just as the children of Israel. Best lessons are learned while in the wilderness. Let’s see why!
There’s an old saying and I wished I knew who to give the credit to but it goes like this, "Doing things the smart way don’t cost half as much as doing things the dumb way!" How true.
Just ask the children of Israel. How long did you say it took them to reach the promised land, Oh about 40 years too long!
Reason, division, disgruntled attitudes and disobedience. Sounds familar huh? We can learn the best lessons of life when we find oursleves wondering in the wilderness.
Two importan aspects about their situation turns us to see that their wonderings correspond with our relationship with God.
I. Lesson One, The Abundance Of Water Proved To Be The Ruin Of Pharoah’s Army (Ex 14:26-27)
II. Lesson Two: The Absence Of Water Proved To Be The Ruin Of The People Of Israel (Ex 15:22-24)
III. Lesson Three: An Absolute Walk Proves To Be The Resolution For Everyone Of Us Today (Ex 15:25-27)
Conclusion: Our lesson, don’t give in, give up or give out!