Moses’s disobedience costs him the promised land. After all that he had been through, after all that he overcame one act of unbelief caused him to lose it all. He walked with God. He was close to God. I mean He was a carrier of the presence of God. He got to the finish line and dropped the ball.
And Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and they fell upon their faces:and the glory of the Lord appeared unto them.
And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
Take the rod, and gather thou the assembly together, thou, and Aaron thy brother, and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes; and it shall give forth his water, and thou shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock:so thou shalt give the congregation and their beasts drink.
And Moses took the rod from before the Lord, as he commanded him.
And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before the rock, and he said unto them, Hear now, ye rebels; must we fetch you water out of this rock?
And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice:and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also.
And the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them.
I mean what Moses did seemed to be a small infraction, right?
Not to God. At the point where He was to trust God, he didn’t.
Moses problem wasn’t that he misinterpreted God or thought that since he’d hit the rock before that it was okay to do it again. Rather, Moses was utterly rejecting God and trying to take control.
Moses totally failed to trust God for the life-supplying water. He tried to take matters into his own hands. He was supposed the be the leader, but also the servant of God.
I have a question how many of us today are hitting a rock God told us to speak to?