Devotional: When we want Enslavement over Freedom

Did we not say to you in Egypt, ‘Leave us alone; let us serve the Egyptians?’ For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians [as slaves] than to die in the wilderness.” Exodus 14:12

The Israelites would rather go back into slavery than go forward according to Gods plan and reaching His appointed place for them. Sad but it does happen that we choose the familiar and the normal (even the unfavorable) over God-called directional changes because in the familiar we are knowledgeable and we have control; we feel more able and more secure. Launching into the unknown and uncertain can shake our foundations and trust becomes an issue....but if we know the God who goes with us and before us there will be no difference where we find ourselves for we understand from experience that He is the same God who goes with us and before us on level or high ground, and He is that same One as we go through the valley.

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