They had come so far only to let fear rule them at the penultimate hour.
Had they only trusted in God, they would have—at long last—had rest. Instead they gave in to fear and turned their backs on the LORD.
Last time we looked at the Fourth Commandment as a metaphor: our six days’ work is to be obedient and remain faithful to God. The seventh day is rest that only God can provide—heaven.
Allow me to continue that metaphor for another week with a cautionary tale from the Old Testament.