Exodus 14 verse 12 ... It would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the desert!”
Typical! 10 plagues - God’s blessings - Pillar of clouds and pillars of fire and so much more. Yet these guys are still thinking like . . . wait for it . . . wait for it . . . SLAVES! They were slaves in Egypt. Even in the face of their miraculous deliverance. Even though they were walking in the desert - FREE! They were still thinking like slaves.
In the face of battle we discover what the Israelites were made of. Fear! You can probably figure out at this point that these guys are never going to get into the promise land. When they discover that they have to face the giants and people occupying the land God had promised them - they say. Number 14:2 - 4 “If only we had died in Egypt! Or in this desert! 3 Why is the LORD bringing us to this land only to let us fall by the sword? Our wives and children will be taken as plunder. Wouldn’t it be better for us to go back to Egypt?” 4 And they said to each other, “We should choose a leader and go back to Egypt.”
Hmmm! Where have we heard that before.
If we are ever going to live like God wants us to live, then we have to believe like God wants us to believe. We were once slaves to sin. But now we are free through the blood of Jesus. Yet, many people still live in fear of life. Afraid of what people think about them. Afraid of rejection. Afraid of loneliness. Afraid to take risks.
Jesus didn’t die on the cross so we could live in a cave. He died on the cross so that we could have life, ABUNDANTLY! So what is your matra today! Faith or Fear?