Moses and the Israelites were in the desert, but what was he going to do with them?
Based on the census in the Bible, there were at least 2 million Israelites who fled Egypt (Numbers 1:46 – this verse lists men only). According to the Quartermaster General in the Army, it is reported that Moses would have to have had 1500 tons of food each day to feed the Israelites. They would also need firewood to use in cooking the food. This went on for forty years! And, oh yes, they would have to have water.
How did the Israelites get to the Desert in the first place?
They had to get across the Red Sea at night. If they went on a narrow path, double file, the line would be hundreds of miles long and would require many days and nights to get through. So, there had to be space in the Red Sea at least a mile wide so that they could walk about 5000 abreast to get over in one night.
There is also the space needed for camping. Where do you place 2 million people?
Did Moses figure all this out before he left Egypt?
I think Moses believed in God. God took care of these things for him.
Now do you think that God has any problem taking care of all your needs?