Exodus 39:1-43; Psalms 92:1-93:5; Acts 23:12-35
Then it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God did not lead them by the way of the land of the Philistines… God led the people around by the way of the wilderness. Exodus 13:17-18, NKJV
Sometimes we don’t understand why God leads us on the longer, more difficult path in life, when the short cut and one of least resistance appears to be much more logical! The children of Israel must have questioned this very thing. At times like this, we need to trust the integrity of God’s heart, and skillfulness of His hand (Ps. 78:72), because His ways and thoughts are much higher than ours (Isa. 55:9), and His plans are always good (Jer. 29:11)! —E.V.
My Lord knows the way through the wilderness; All I have to do is follow! —Sidney E. Cox