Returning of Israel to the Wilderness to Die
- Numbers 14:28 (KJV)
- Numbers 14:29 (KJV)
- Numbers 14:30 (KJV)
- Numbers 14:31 (KJV)
- Numbers 14:32 (KJV)
- Numbers 14:33 (KJV)
- Numbers 14:34 (KJV)
- Numbers 14:35 (KJV)
The Lord’s judgment for their disobedience was that they would not enter into the Promised Land, but would die in the wilderness as the Lord said in Numbers 14:29-34.
The only two people from the generation (above the age of 20) that came out of Egypt and entered the Promised Land were Joshua and Caleb. They were ready to enter the Promised Land at Kadesh-Barnea, but they were hindered and held back by the children of Israel. Leaders are often hindered and delayed from entering God’s promises by their congregations. However, leaders should not abandon their congregations for this reason, even as Joshua and Caleb did not abandon the children of Israel, but waited another 38 years to enter the Promised Land.
Moses was not permitted to enter the Promised Land because he allowed his spirit to be provoked by the Israelites (Ps. 106:33). Leaders must be careful not to make the same mistake that Moses made. However, if the
children of Israel had not been so rebellious, Moses would not have lost control of his spirit and he could have made it into the Promised Land.
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