As God led the Children of Israel out of Egypt, through the wilderness, and into the Promised Land, He initiated seven specific stopping points. These points were not mere random places of rest. They were strategically selected by God to bring His people through experiences that would produce spiritual maturity. It is no surprise that each of these locations correlate to each of the discipling steps that are repeated every year through Israel’s feasts; to each of the discipling steps Jesus used in training the Twelve and, then, the Seventy; and to the discipling steps clearly defined by Peter in 2 Peter 1:5-10. Paul contends that the wilderness journey should serve as our examples in our own personal journey with the Lord (1 Corinthians 10:1-11).
Stop 7 – Kadesh Barnea/Spiritual Maturity – Failure (click to play audio)
On Journey With God Handout 7