Digging Deeper, Risking Change (Part Two)

Artwork for Dropping Your Guard: The Value of Open Relationships

It’s good for churches to regularly evaluate their ministry. One way they can do this is by examining the experience of the ancient Hebrews as portrayed in Moses’s words in Exodus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. The analogies can be remarkable! After the Hebrews’ exodus from Egyptian slavery, they crossed the Red Sea and began the journey to Canaan. But in Numbers 11:1-6, the people longed for Egypt or at least a change in diet! As we pick up the story, we find the Hebrews growing increasingly discontent and determined to go back to the familiarity, security, and safety of Egypt—even if it meant personal slavery and direct disobedience to God.