By Greg Laurie
“And He gave them their request, but sent leanness into their soul.”
Even on foot, it doesn’t take 40 years to go from Egypt to Israel. So why did the children of Israel wander in the wilderness for four decades?
It took that long because they weren’t learning the lessons that God wanted them to learn. So they effectively went around and around in circles. Even so, they had it made in the shade. The Lord provided them with food every day, which was called manna. The Bible describes it as “angels’ food” (Psalm 78:25).