By Greg Laurie
“Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?”
—2 Corinthians 6:14
They were probably impressed with the wonder-working God of Israel, and they, too, wanted to escape. So this “mixed multitude” or “foreign rabble” joined the Israelites as they left Egypt. But though they left Egypt, apparently Egypt never left them.
And they were a bad influence on God’s people.
They started to complain, and then the Israelites began to complain too. They said, “Who will give us meat to eat? We remember the fish which we ate freely in Egypt, the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks, the onions, and the garlic; but now our whole being is dried up; there is nothing at all except this manna before our eyes!” (Numbers 11:4–6 NKJV).