As the new year and a new decade dawns, it is natural to wonder what lies ahead. Whatever they are, keep your dreams alive. Maybe you wish you were happily married, or prospering, or healthier. Accepting your current circumstances as your normal reality is a terrible trap.
Who would have blamed the Israelites for accepting their nomadic lifestyle as normal? After two hundred years of slavery, followed by forty years wandering around a desert, how could they ever have seen themselves becoming independent landowners?
Every Israelite should have dismissed the words of Moses as a hopeless fantasy when he said to them:
And it shall be when you come into the land that the
Lord your God gives you as an inheritance…
What made them accept the vision of their own Promised Land without skepticism?