Shem: Oh great. Moses just posted a new policy.
Mannassah: More animals we can’t eat?
S: Nope, it says we wander in the desert until we are all dead. Then our children inherit the promised land when they are old.
S: He said it would take about 40 years
M: This is not going to go over well on the blogs…
S: Newspapers either; the Egyptian Post just put up their article: “Moses declares every Israelite an apostate.”
M: I honestly think he’s going to take a bit of a PR hit on this one.
S: You’re probably right.
(I should note that the children of Israel really did suffer and really did have an incredibly hard time. And some of them were relatively innocent — especially their children. And of course Moses wasn’t perfect either. All of these things are true. And I am glad that so far I don’t have to do any of those things they did. Just like many people today face really hard challenges as they try to live the gospel in incredibly trying circumstances. I feel for them and pray for them, though I do not feel what they feel. All of that said, this is not the first time or the last time that God or His church will ask people to do things that are not fair or easy. Despite what Facebook says.)