A Brief Overview Of The Wilderness Wanderings

During these years of wandering in the wilderness, Moses` patience was continually tested by the murmurings, grumblings, and complaints of the people. At one point, Moses` patience reached its breaking point and he sinned against the Lord, in anger against the people. When the people again grumbled against Moses, saying they had no water, the Lord told Moses to speak to the rock and water would flow forth. Instead, Moses lifted his hand and struck the rock twice with his rod. Apparently because he disobeyed the Lord in this act, Moses was not permitted to enter the Promised Land (Num. 20:1-13). That privilege would belong to his successor, Joshua.

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