We live in complex times that do not yield to simple answers: economically, spiritually, politically. Here we learn the principles of plague survival. II Chronicles 3:1, II Samuel 24:25, I Chronicles 21:27.
Our enemy, Satan is an accuser and arch mocker of the people of God. Genesis 21:8—10, Revelation 12:10.
Deuteronomy 2:3 says, You have circled this mountain long enough, now turn north. This passage speaks a word of release to all of us who have suffered from any form of long term circularity. In Deuteronomy 2:3 our 'past experiences' are wrapped up in the word circled while our 'future experiences' are contained in two words turn north. So often our growth can be hindered and our enthusiasm for God's work dampened due to seemingly endless seasons of circularity, monotony or just plain sameness.