When Pharaoh let the people go, God didn’t lead them by way of the land of the Philistines, even though that was the shorter route. God thought, If the people have to fight and face war, they will run back to Egypt. - Exodus 13:17 (CEB)

I often become anxious when entering a traffic circle. It is especially challenging when I approach my desired exit but am in the wrong lane. Veering from one lane into the next usually brings a blast of horns from other drivers, so the only option is to stay in my...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, we quiet ourselves before you and open our hearts to your Spirit. Help us pay attention to your promptings that say, “This is the way; walk in it” (Is. 30:21). Amen.
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Exodus 13:17-22

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