Where or what is “back that way” for you?
Maybe it’s a bad habit. Or a sin you’re tempted to repeat. Perhaps it’s an unhealthy or destructive pattern from which God has rescued you. Or maybe it’s simply a familiar, comfortable place from your past, a place that was easier than the place God wants you right now.
“Don’t go back to Egypt,” God warns the Israelites. Don’t go back to what enslaved you, God warns his people. Don’t go back to your old ways.
What’s “back that way” for you? Whatever it is, don’t go there, God says. Don’t retrace your steps; don’t turn around and go back the way you’ve come. Stay the course; trust him; follow him. “You have not yet reached the resting place and the inheritance the Lord your God is giving you.” (Deuteronomy 12:9)