“𝚁𝚎𝚋𝚎𝚕 𝙽𝚘𝚝 𝚈𝚎 𝚊𝚐𝚊𝚒𝚗𝚜𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝙻𝚘𝚛𝚍, 𝙽𝚎𝚒𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝙵𝚎𝚊𝚛”
Even on foot, it wouldn’t normally take 40 years to travel from the wilderness of Sinai to the promised land in Canaan.
But that’s how long the children of Israel needed, not to cover the geographical distance but to cover the spiritual distance: the distance between who they were and who the Lord needed them to become as His covenant people.
They learned about trusting the Lord’s power, even when the future seems hopeless (see Numbers 13–14).
And they learned that being faithless or untrusting brings spiritual harm, but they could repent and look to the Savior for healing (see Numbers 21:4–9).
We’re all like the Israelites in some ways. We all know what it’s like to be in a spiritual wilderness, and the same lessons they learned can help us prepare to enter our own promised land: eternal life with our Heavenly Father.
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