The Wilderness of Sin

“All the congregation of the people of Israel moved on from the wilderness of Sin by stages, according to the commandment of the Lord, and camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink.” ~ Exodus 17:1

Notice how the people of Israel moved on from the wilderness of Sin in stages? Why didn’t God just take them all out at one time, no stages? Because He had to undo all that sin had done. He had to fix their thoughts, their ideas, their faith, their belief, their customs, etc. There was no easy, one-step program back then, and there isn’t one today.

Why? Because renewing your mind doesn’t happen overnight, just like falling into sin doesn’t happen overnight. Sin doesn’t just sneak up on us, we blink, and we’re overcome. Sin sneaks up, plants an idea, turns into a thought, turns to a fantasy, turns to a want, turns to a desire, turns to an action, turns to a habit, turns to who we are. Just as sin comes in in stages so must it leave us in stages.

We have to undo everything we’ve done, in order to be made new. So, after we’re taken out of slavery, we have to walk through the wilderness of sin so God can make us new by the time we get out of the wilderness. And depending on how willing we are to break old habits, break old thoughts, and make new habits and new thoughts, we will either die in the wilderness or make it to paradise. So, don’t allow what you have become used to, what you have deemed as normal, separate you from what God has in store for you.

Peace. Love. Go Forth and Walk Through The Wilderness of Sin.

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