Bible Time Period: Desert Wanderings
You taught Israel to walk in faith through 40 years’ wandering in the desert: Help me to trust in you today, O God.
The Ark of the Covenant leads the people as they go out from Mt. Sinai as a conquering army. This is an ongoing reminder that God is establishing this kingdom, and it is his power – not theirs – that will determine the victory. In the readings today, Israel prepares to leave and departs from Sinai, heading to the plains of Moab. Chapters 11 and 12 show some of the growth pangs in leadership as a tribe is formed into a nation.
God continued to provide for His people in the desert. How did they respond, and what was the result?
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