Attack against God’s directive
Now, against God’s directive, they want to take the land!
Deut. 1:41-44:41 (see below)
Ironically God promised His people: And I will send (Exod. 23:28) and now they are chased by the Amorites as by bees. What could have happened and what happened… And all this because of swinging from one extreme to the other, from abandoning the divine directive to attacking against a divine directive!
Extremism is a dangerous thing. And it’s on the rise. Now you see someone abandoning the cause, now you see him/her attacking full-force, in his or her own power… “We must guard against creating extremes, guard against encouraging those who would either be in the fire or in the water" (T. to Ministers, pp. 228). In the Book of Revelation we have the Lamb and the beast… the spirit of the Lamb is not to attack… that is the spirit of the beast!