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together I was reading the holy bible this morning mine mind and heart were arrested through a line in Deuteronomy 1:2-3.  In this i Moses was gaining ready to attend to the Israelites together they were about to go into into the Promised Land.  below are the introductory comments in the first chapter of Deuteronomy. 

"Normally it takes only eleven days to travel from mount Sinai come Kadesh-barnea, going by means of mount Seir.  but forty years after the Israelites left Egypt, ~ above the first day of the eleventh month, Moses handle the people of Israel..." (NLT)

Wow.  The Israelites invested 40 year on a journey that should have lasted 11 days. The is a tragedy.  that wasn't the distance of the journey the delayed their arrival, yet rather it to be the route that they determined to take. 

Along with my reading of Deuteronomy 1 this morning I read Psalm 78.  that is a testimonial of the history of the Jewish nation.  Psalm 78 reflects upon and also remembers the story that the Israelites from the time of your deliverance from enslavement in Egypt to their confident days in the middle of King David's reign.  In Psalm 78 I check out that God brought them the end of Egypt, led them with the Red Sea, guided castle by cloud and also by fire, and gave castle water come drink and also food to eat (which is essentially saying that God offered them life), and yet...they retained on sinning. Castle complained; lock did no trust God. They rebelled versus God and also they did no remember Him, His ways, no one His presence in your lives.

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They invested 40 years on a journey that should have lasted 11 days due to the fact that of grumbling, selfishness, a absence of trust in God, rebellion, a failure to remember and also reflect ~ above the methods of God in your lives, . . . And sin.

Wow, they spent 40 year on a journey that should have lasted 11 days.

Sin, grumbling, a self-centered attitude, problem (which is a lack of trust in God), rebellion and ingratitude, will certainly lead you down a roadway that you don't desire to travel.  that is a means that will certainly strip you of hope and also leave you v regret.  the is a course that will certainly rob you of priceless years—even whole seasons—of her life.

I don't want to wander because that 40 years and also waste the valuable days of mine life.  I suspect that Moses and the Israelites didn't want to be on the 40-year plan either.  however it has been claimed that,

"Sin will take you further than you want to go.  it will save you much longer than you desire to stay, and also it will expense you much more than you desire to pay."

They spent 40 year on a journey the should have lasted 11 days!

Most that the folks that began out top top the 11-day trip were dead and gone 40 year later.  They never made it.

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Please note that not everyone missed out on the Promised Land.  Joshua do it.  might we all heed his words:

"...Choose today whom you will serve,...as because that me and also my family we will serve the LORD." Joshua 24:15 (NLT)