You shall also love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. – Deuteronomy 10:19
I am beginning to understand the ancient Israelites. Not long ago, I preached a sermon series about the life and leadership of Moses. When it came time for the Israelites to cross the wilderness, I knew that story well. They grumbled. They complained. They asked themselves and Moses – aloud! – if they wouldn’t have been better off in Egypt. Having just gained their freedom, they actually considered the relative benefits of slavery– only a chapter or two past the Red Sea crossing.