The journey of the Israelites from Egypt to Cannan is lovable because we can all relate to it. The transition from slavery posed by the Egyptians and the freedom attained after that is similar to the one any Christian attains after the struggles of this world.
What is perculiar about the journey is that as much as the troubles of the wilderness were increasing, even when they were going in circles, their advancement towards the mindset of freedom was also increasing. So, they may have been physicallly held back, but they were more and more becoming free in their own minds.
Christians feel prejudiced when the challenges of this life increase, when we seem the overcome rather than the overcomers, when we feel that where we were was better than where we are; but it is evident that day by day, even when we are still on earth, we become more and more like God, and that is a plus for the Kingdom.
Our mind is being washed of the evils of oppression, and one day shall we be ready to enter teh promised land of golden streets and precious stones. Our Egypt-most traits peel off every step, whilst a cleaner generation of Cannan-minded traits appear; when we are wholly Cannanish, we enter. Praise be to God, in Christ's name, Amen.
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