Do we love the world? Israel had came to dwell in Egypt, there thgey found rest and provision but this was not the place of God's promise- they had a higher calling. Psa 105:23 Israel also came into Egypt; and Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham. Psa 105:24 And he increased his people greatly; and made them stronger than their enemies. Psa 105:25 He turned their heart to hate his people, to deal subtilly with his servants. The hand of God had turned thier very source of comfort and provision against them. This was to be only a pit stop on thier way to the promised land but perahps Israel had grown to comfortable to move on. Psa 105:27 They shewed his signs among them, and wonders in the land of Ham. Psa 105:28 He sent darkness, and made it dark; and they rebelled not against his word. Psa 105:29 He turned their waters into blood, and slew their fish. Psa 105:30 Their land brought forth frogs in abundance, in the chambers of their kings. Psa 105:31 He spake, and there came divers sorts of flies, and lice in all their coasts. Psa 105:32 He gave them hail for rain, and flaming fire in their land. Psa 105:33 He smote their vines also and their fig trees; and brake the trees of their coasts. Psa 105:34 He spake, and the locusts came, and caterpillers, and that without number, Psa 105:35 And did eat up all the herbs in their land, and devoured the fruit of their ground. Psa 105:36 He smote also all the firstborn in their land, the chief of all their strength. The plagues God sent to destroy the world's system also served as a reminder to God's people; the things we try to depend upon in this world can be lost in an instant. As long as our dependance is on the Lord Himself and not the things around us we will never be dissapointed.