If the Israelites had been obedient to God’s direction.
They would’ve entered the Promised Land after 11 days.
Instead of after 40 years.
When God directs our steps, He does so in our best interest.
Because He loves us.
But to benefit from His plans, we must cooperate with Him.
We must trust Him.
No matter how the circumstances may appear.
Instead of wasting time wandering in the wilderness on our own.
We can take the direct route to His destination for us.
By obediently following Him.
Deuteronomy 1: 26, 29-33
Proverbs 16:2-3, 9