“It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman.”
In this same chapter, we see that the corner of a housetop and the wilderness is more favorable than dealing with a contentious and angry woman. God often drives us to unlikely places in order to commune with us.
A wilderness is uninhabitable and unfruitful, yet God has often used such areas to grow His children and teach them lessons they would not have learned otherwise. Wisdom can be found and learned in the wilderness.
“Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred. And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.”
Wisdom in the wilderness often involves separation.
Sometimes God needs to separate us in order to work miracles in our lives.
“But God led the people about, through the way of the wilderness of the Red sea: and the children of Israel went up harnessed out of the land of Egypt.”
Wisdom in the wilderness often involves slander.
Sometimes God will allow people to speak unkindly and untrue things about us in order to remind us of our need for Him.
“And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness:”
Wisdom in the wilderness often involves solitude.
Sometimes God sets us apart from others in order to speak to our hearts.
“And he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed.”
Regardless of our wilderness experience, God knows what you need. He is working things out for our good and His glory, we need only wait for Him to guide and direct us according to His will for our lives.
May we allow the Lord to use the wilderness to bring you closer to Him.
Leviticus 19-20 | Luke 6 | Proverbs 24
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