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“Hi! So glad you dropped by.” <>< Dona (02/26/20)
Read Numbers 18 through 20. If you don’t have a Bible handy just click here -> Biblegateway.com. The Biblegateway website should open for you to use. Type in the chapters you want to read and select the translation you want to read them from. Click search and the chapters should appear. Once you read the suggested chapters close the screen and you should return here.
Numbers 20:1-13 The Israelites gathered in opposition to Moses and Aaron because there was no water for the community.
Oh! Wow! Lord the Israelites’ memory was short. You had already provided for them numerous times. And You were more than able to do so again.
Something to think about
Moses did not follow God’s instructions exactly. To the Israelites it might have looked like Moses was taking partial credit for providing water (see Numbers 20:10-11 … Moses said to them “Listen, you rebels, must we bring you water out of this rock?” Then Moses raised his arm and struck the rock twice with this staff. Water gushed out, and the community and their livestock drank). God’s exact words to Moses (verse 8) were “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.” God didn’t tell Moses to hit the rock which is what Moses did. God told Moses and Aaron in (verse 12) “Because you did not trust 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.” Notes from my Bible: Moses was the leader and model for the entire nation. Because of this great responsibility to the people, he could not be let off lightly. By striking the rock, Moses disobeyed God’s direct command and dishonored God in the presence of His people.
Something to experience
Do I ever disrespect God by thinking, saying, or doing something that contadicts His Word?