Israel cried out to God when in misery and bondage in Egypt. Yet when Israel encountered hardship and trials after God triumphantly delivered them, they almost immediately desired to go back to Egypt. Their example and desire reveals profound spiritual implications for all. Coming out of slavery, the serious responsibility and accountability of freedom is a matter of mind and heart. Israel should have trusted God instead of desiring to return to Egypt. Likewise, we must be wary of turning back. Would we ever want to return to a former way of life of sin and death?