Exodus (Program #31) – Israel’s Experience at Elim
When God led the children of Israel out of Egypt in the book of Exodus, their destination was ultimately northward to Canaan, the good land and the place of fulfillment of God’s eternal purpose. But He took them first far to the south, to the shores of the Red Sea, then after crossing the Red Sea, He led them south again to a place call Marah and then to Elim. Surely this did not match their expectations. God’s ways are not our ways. Is He leading you south when you thought that you should be headed north?
The background of this message today is one that most of us can relate to, at least to some extend. The children of Israel had just come through the miraculous events related to their exit out of Egypt; the Red Sea, the Passover, all the miracles in God’s dealing with Pharaoh. By now they must have been expecting a swift and direct journey to the promised land, the Good Land. more…
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