In a extreme General point of View. All White Israel was saved by Yahweh making a way to escape oppression.. To a inexperienced reader of the Bible it would seem that way to me. Of course wandering in the waste land all a mans life is not an idea of salvation to many. But it seemed better than being a salve.
salvation may be getting a secure retirement, not serving life in a jail, avoiding death row, not being a drug addict, employed with descent people, living next to descent people, having a car to drive.
A man received salvation then he forgets and wants something else. The subject could even explain the mentally ill, or retarded. How deep and profound Bible lessons are!