The promise of Canaan begins with accepting God’s purpose for our lives. When we learn our purpose we must communicate with God, take action and persevere in confidence. Our discipline and commitment must be directed towards acting on God’s purpose with confidence in God’s ability.
Discipline is a seed. It must be watered every day. Hebrews 12:11 tells us that discipline produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained it. In the desert, the Israelites felt the pain of being made into a great nation but God disciplines those he loves.
Wilderness requires a commitment to God. When God is an option and when Canaan is one of the many things we have to choose from then we will find ourselves in idolatry as the Israelites did in Exodus 32 when they worshiped a golden calf. Let us learn to practice an ever-increasing commitment to God.
God’s love guides. Purpose requires communication with God, action and perseverance. We win by acting on God’s plan in disciplined commitment.