The Pilgrim’s Path

Numbers 20:17
Let us pass, I pray thee, through thy country.
This was the request of the Israelites when they reached the borders of Edom. There is a great parallel for our own pathway. See what conditions Joshua laid out:
We will NOT:
- pass through the fields (worldly pleasures);
- pass through the vineyards (worldly joy);
- drink of the water of the wells (worldly refreshment);
- turn to the right hand or left hand (no distractions).
We WILL go:
- by the King’s highway (God’s path);
- until we have passed thy borders (we are in the world
only for a while - then heaven).