Being & Building Followers & Friends of Jesus
The School of Life
We like the Israelites are always searching for the easy way out and never want to work for the things we get or need. The Israelites made the journey from Elim, and came unto the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai. In Verse three they began to murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness:
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, kill this whole assembly with hunger.
We should not pray for easy lives, but pray to be stronger men and women. We should not pray for tasks equal to our powers, but pray for power equal to the tasks. This is credited to an American Preacher and Episcopal Bishop Phillips Brooks (1835-1893).
When Bishop Brooks spoke these words to his congregation, perhaps he had the people of Israel in mind, because whenever the going got tough, the Israelites began grumbling and talking about returning to Egypt.
It was one thing to stand by the Red Sea and Joyfully sing praises to the Lord and another to trust God in daily wilderness walk. How many of you are trusting God in your wilderness walk or are you like the Israelites, grumbling and talking about returning to Egypt. The people of today are no different from the Israelites of yesterday.
Life is still a school, and the painful experience of life teaches us some of the most important lessons. As we trace back the activities of the Israelites, we can learn some important truths to help us in our own walk of faith.