Do we fare any better than the children of Israel when we try to do things our own way rather than God's way.
The children of Israel lacked:
- Leadership - are we too eager to promote our own ideas rather than to be lead by God?
- Patience - God's timescale is not ours. Do we have a tendency to try and rush God's plan?
- Identity - God does not bend to fit our culture. Our identity is in God alone.
What we value feeds how we live and how we live tells of what we value.
The other reading in this service is John 1:9-18.