Why would God allow his people to almost be wiped off the desert floor? Didn’t the Israelites ask God to just let them be slaves! That’s not exactly how I remember the story either, but how quickly God’s people turn on their savior. How quickly do we do the same? Why does God allow things in life to get SO bad that there is nothing left to do?
Moses had been through so much. At the age of 120 he had lived three different lives. He was the prince of Egypt who failed to start a rebellion for his people. He was a humble shepherd who started a family and lived in peace. At age 80 God called Moses to bring his people home to Canaan. For all that Moses had been through, for as close as Moses was to the Promised Land, he would only be allowed to see it from a distance. We close out our Bible study Counting on God this Sunday following worship.
Following worship, we’ll pick up our series on the book of Numbers, Counting on God: Anger Management. Of the two million people that left Egypt, only two set foot into the Promised Land of Canaan. Caleb and Joshua – the two God-fearing spies. What about Moses?! We’ll talk about what happened. And what were those three items in the Ark?
How would you pick your leader? God was the one who picked the leaders as his people wandered their way to the Promised Land. How exactly? It involved making a few buds on a stick. Want to hear the rest of the story? Watch Sunday’s Bible study taken from Numbers 16 and 17.
What does rebellion look like? Just watch God’s own people as they wander their way to the Promised Land. See how God handles sinners on a first-hand basis. Are we really any different? Come and find out during our Bible study – Counting on God – immediately following worship.