Fear of the Future (2 of 7) by Stan Coffey

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Fear of the Future (2 of 7)
Series: Know Fear
Stan Coffey
Numbers 11:5-6

Today we are in our second lesson from the Ed Young series ''Know Fear.'' Our Scripture for today is Numbers 11:5-6, what the Israelites said when they got in to the wilderness. They had been delivered out of Egypt and into the wilderness. They had been in bondage; they had been in the slave pits making bricks for the Egyptians. No doubt to build the palaces, the tombs, and the pyramids for the Egyptians. It was a very dirty, hot, sweaty job. The only payment they got for it was to live in a little hut, to have some old rags on their back. They were treated terribly for four hundred years. All they had to look forward to from generation to generation was just to be a slave.

But when they got into the wilderness they had freedom but they faced a lot of difficulties. And their future didn't look very bright. So in the wilderness they began to complain and they began to long for the good old days. Have you ever longed for the good old days? I longed for the good old days a lot of times. There are a lot of good things about the good old days. One of the things about the good old days that I liked was great old songs. There were a lot of great things about the good old days, but there are some things about the good old days that weren't so great. I can remember in the good old days until I was about in the 7th grade, we didn't have hot running water at my house. I don't want to go back to those days. I can remember in the good old days I use to pull a cotton sack, I don't want to go back to those good old days either. There are a lot of things in the good old days that I don't want to go back to.

Some people in the church want to go back to the good old days all the time. The days when there was no place to park a car, no place to sit, just a lot of things about those days I don't want to go back to. A lot of times we want to go back to the good old days. Well, here in these verses th ...


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