One of the great things about the Word of God is that we can learn from other people’s mistakes and not have to make them ourselves.
THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL……
What lessons we can grasp from their lives and LIVE!
Here is one on OBEDIENCE! GOD DEMANDS OBEDIENCE!
Exodus 17 the people of God are complaining because they wanted water, so they went to Moses and were threatening him. Moses was so concerned that they were going to kill him that he went to God and told Him (Ex. 17:4).
SO GOD TOLD MOSES – STRIKE THE ROCK AND I WILL PROVIDE THE PEOPLE WITH ALL THAT THEY NEED AND WANT (Ex. 17:6).
Today is about Moses, not the children of Israel.
The event of needing water came up again on the journey in Numbers 20, except this time the results were terrible.
The Lord told Moses to SPEAK to the rock, not to strike it like the first time.
Num. 20:8, Take the rod; you and your brother Aaron gather the congregation together. Speak to the rock before their eyes, and it will yield its water; thus you shall bring water for them out of the rock, and give drink to the congregation and their animals
THE FIRST TIME GOD TOLD HIM TO STRIKE THE ROCK, BUT THIS TIME GOD TOLD HIM TO SPEAK TO THE ROCK.
OBEDIENCE DETERMINES OUR PERSONAL ABUNDANCE!
Moses disobeyed God, but God still blessed the people with water in abundance, BUT Moses was not blessed because he disobeyed the King.
It cost Moses the Promised Land.
DISOBEDIENCE IS SO COSTLY…….
SIN IS SO EASY TO CHOOSE OVER JESUS, BUT THAT DISOBEDIENCE CAN COST US SO MUCH.
I am sure Moses regretted his disobedience, but the CONSEQUENCES could not be retracted.
Jesus forgives us when we ask and repent, but that does not mean our disobedience will not cause consequences that cannot be stopped.
CHOOSE TO OBEY JESUS TODAY ABOVE ALL OTHERS AND OPTIONS AND ENTER INTO YOUR PROMISED LAND.
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