40 years…….F-O-R-T-Y! That’s a long freaking time to walk. And for what or why?
Moses and the children of Israel wandered aimlessly through the dessert. Well, that’s not entirely true. They had a target. They had somewhere to be. An appointment with the Promised Land, but they chickened out.
Twelve guys went in to check it out and only two came back ready to obey God and take the land. Ten naysayers got loud and got their way.
Pessimism talks. And people listen.
But as people of faith, when God speaks we should let his clear directive ring in true in our hearts long after the doubting crowd has shuffled off to the next fad cause.
Listen. Believe. Obey.
I don’t always make the mark. Sometimes I just straight up fail. But we can’t afford to fail like those guys Moses sent out did. They delayed destiny, robbed a generation of their inheritance, and had to walk it off for forty years. YIKES!
You can read the story for yourself in Exodus through Deuteronomy in the Old Testament of the Bible.