Time for school!
Those words can conjure up any range of emotions and responses depending on who you are and what stage of life you are in. For Israel, their school year lasted 40 years. The wandering through the wilderness pressed important truths into Israel’s psyche and history.
The problem that the Israelites had, though, much like many of our children’s responses to school, was that they grumbled. They took the great opportunity God gave them to learn these indelible truths, and they complained about it all.
In this lesson we are going to try to learn from our predecessors and discover how we can learn the lessons we need to learn while not griping and grumbling at the One who is teaching us.