Don’t Strike The Rock

Numbers 20:8-11

8 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.
9 And Moses took the rod from before the LORD, as he commanded him.
10 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?
11 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.

Moses was leading the children of Israel through desert. With every turn they wanted to complain. When they wanted water, God gave Moses instructions to simply speak to the rock. So simple but Moses decided to strike the rock. Now God still blessed them and let water flow from the rock, but Moses was not aloud to enter into the promise land. How many of us get aggravated and do things our way? How many of us think we know better or just just decide to do what we want? I am guilty of this. I am guilty of being aggravated and not doing things how God tells me go do them. I have to ask God to forgive me. The thing is, Gid gives us instructions because he knows what is best. He knows the neat way to go about things. It’s better to keep our emotions in check and just follow God’s instructions.


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