A Thought for Today – March 3, 2022

A Thought for Today – March 3, 2022

“Moses Major Goof”

Moses doesn’t upset the Lord God too much, but one of the times he does, there is a huge price for Moses today.

Please read the following verses. Numbers 20:2-13

2 Now, there was no water for the community, and the people gathered in opposition to Moses and Aaron. 3 They quarreled with Moses and said, “If only we had died when our brothers fell dead before the Lord ! 4 Why did you bring the Lord’s community into this desert, that we and our livestock should die here? 5. Why did you bring us up out of Egypt to this terrible place? It has no grain or figs, grapevines, or pomegranates. And there is no water to drink!”

6 Moses and Aaron went from the assembly to the entrance to the Tent of Meeting and fell facedown, and the glory of the Lord  appeared to them. 7 The Lord  said to Moses, 8 “Take the staff, and you and your brother Aaron gather the assembly together. Speak to that rock before their eyes, and it will pour out its water. You will bring water out of the rock for the community so they and their livestock can drink.”

9 So Moses took the staff from the Lord’s presence, just as he commanded him. 10 He and Aaron gathered the assembly together in front of the rock, and Moses said to them, “Listen, you rebels, must we bring you water out of this rock?” 11 Then Moses raised his arm and struck the rock twice with his staff. Water gushed out, and the community and their livestock drank.

12 But the Lord  said to Moses and Aaron, “Because you did not trust in me enough to honor me as holy in the sight of the Israelites, you will not bring this community into the land I give them.”

An act of disobedience cost Moses the opportunity to see the promised land. Correction, Moses does see the promised land from far away, but he is not allowed to enter it.

When the Lord God tells us to do something, it is not a suggestion. It is what he wants us to do.

Thank you, Lord, for loving us so deeply.

Have a great day in the Lord, and be thankful for all that has been done for you.

What an awesome Lord God we serve.

Be Blessed

Be a Blessing;

Amen

Article by New Paris Church of the Brethren

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