MemberJanuary 1, 2021 at 4:59 pm
The directive to turn back may have been to reorganize the entire group. Had those toward the rear falling off the back needed assistance, the people assets in front would be able in fact may have had to collect and assist them as they turned back onto the winding trail. It would also have enabled the strong the position of rear guard. I doubt is was God second guessing himself; if too many knew about the maneuver ahead of time it probably wouldn’t have been as effective as God’s plan.