Last week’s story was fun to watch as God definitively intervened on behalf of the Jews through the plagues and Passover. By His mighty hand and outstretched arm, God stepped into the suffering of His people and He set them free. Finally, after years of waiting, the Jewish people headed out of Egypt with hope and plenty of plunder under their arms. However, God's ultimate goal for the Jews was not just break their bondage, but to lead them to a new life of freedom in the Promised Land. And on their way out of the land, God does not take them on the shortest route home. Instead, He orchestrates a detour to accomplish His divine agenda. This week will focus on the divine detours of God and His purposes on the longer road.