Speaker: Lukus Counterman - Some people look at the Israelite’s forty years of wandering in the wilderness and think, “What a waste!” But God actually had good intentions and purposeful plans for his people during that season of difficulty. You see, in times of adversity, God can work blessings. And the opposite is true as well. In times of blessings, we can be struggle with new forms of adversity. When the Israelites entered the promised land with all its abundance, they encountered a new set of spiritual challenges. But whether it’s a place of difficulty or blessing, God wants his people to depend on him alone. The wilderness can’t kill, and the promised land can’t fill – we live by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.