12. Then the Lord said to Moses, “Go up this mountain of the Abarim range and see the land that I have given to the Israelites.

13. After you have seen it, you will be gathered to your people, as Aaron your brother was.

14. When the community quarreled in the Wilderness of Zin,  both of you rebelled against My command to show My holiness in their sight at the waters.”

Those were the waters of Meribah of Kadesh in the Wilderness of Zin.     Numbers 27:12-14

 

In Exodus 33:11 we read,  “The Lord spoke with Moses face to face, just as a man speaks with his friend.”

 

Moses had an absolutely amazing life. He was chosen by God to lead His people and trusted by the Lord to receive the Ten Commandments.  Moses held a relationship with God that may be unequaled in the Bible, less Jesus Himself.

 

And yet, he was severely or punished by the Lord for one incident of unfaithfulness.  Moses disobeyed a clear command of God.  Although we may pity Moses,  God,  who is always just,  was just in His punishment of Moses.

 

The justice of God which came against Moses is still the justice of the unchanging God today.  When those who are under the blood of Jesus disobey His clear commands.  He does not banish us from the promise land- but He is just when He gives severe consequences.

 

Are you in disobedience to a clear command from the Lord?  Be careful to turn in repentance and come into obedience at once!

 

Expect the Lord to move for His glory in our services this week!

Our Lord’s servant, Pastor Terrell