Stephen Chavez

Coordinating Editor, Adventist Review

​When the Lord Says “Go”

It takes 11 days to go from Horeb to Kadesh Barnea (see Deut. 1). That means that less than two weeks after Moses received from God the tablets of stone containing the Ten Commandments (twice), the children of Israel could have been in the Promised Land. Instead they spent 40 years wandering in the desert. And while the desert is beautiful, it didn’t compare to the glories God had in store for His people.

Why would anyone want to spend 40 years in such a desolate place? Simply stated: They preferred the desolation they knew to the undertaking they couldn’t imagine. They listened to those who urged the status quo over the brave souls who lobbied for …

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