They left the Red Sea and camped in the Desert of Sin. (Numbers 33:11, NIV 1984).
My Musings – Okay. So, I am taking this passage (which has to do with the travels of the Israelites coming out of Egypt) completely out of context. But as I listened to this passage on my daily commute, I couldn’t help but think about how many Christians have wandered away and have “camped [out] in the desert of Sin.” It may appear to be a desirable oasis of “twelve springs and seventy palm trees,” (Numbers 33:9, NIV 1984), but it’s only a mirage of imagined pleasures.
My Advice – Don’t go chasing springs and palms in the desert of sin. The pleasure is elusive and will soon vanish, leaving only disappointment and regret.