Deuteronomy 1:44-46 (JDV)
Deuteronomy 1:44 Then the Amorites who lived there came out against you and chased you as if you were a swarm of bees. They crushed1 you from Seir as far as Hormah.
Deuteronomy 1:45 When you returned, you wept in Yahveh’s sight, but he didn’t listen to your requests or pay attention to you.
Deuteronomy 1:46 This is the reason you stayed in Kadesh as long as you did.
The Lord refused to listen to the prayers of his own people because they had refused to follow his instructions. Oh, people of God, our God wants us to take him seriously. Perhaps we would not suffer so many defeats if we would go back to his word and find out what he wants.
Lord, show us your way, and give us the wisdom and courage to follow your instructions.