Friday, June 26, 2009

This Week's WORD

But because of you the LORD was angry with me and would not listen to me. "That is enough," the LORD said. "Do not speak to me anymore about this matter."
Deuteronomy 3:26

OK, a little background - Moses is the one speaking in the verse above. And the situation to which he is referring is this: When the Israelites were in the Desert of Zin there was no water for them to drink and they grumbled against Moses. God told Moses to speak to a certain rock and promised He would bring water from it for the people. But, instead of doing as God commanded him, Moses struck the rock with his staff and then water flowed from it. Then God said to Moses and Aaron, "Because you did not trust in me enough to honor me as holy in the sight of the Israelites, you will not bring this community into the land I give them." (Numbers 20:12)
So, Moses disobeyed God, and the consequence for his actions was that he would not lead the Israelites into the promised land.

Even so, Moses asked God to let him go over and see that fine land. (Deut. 3:25) Seems Moses didn't like that there was a consequence for his disobedience. In fact, he didn't even take responsibility for his actions. Notice in the verse above how he blamed the Israelites for God's anger? Moses even tried to warm God up to the idea of letting him enter the land by telling God how great He is. (Deut. 3:24) But God wasn't buying it. He said He'd had enough and didn't want to talk about it anymore.

So why did I choose this verse to be highlighted in This Week's WORD???

Because it shows me that God TOTALLY understands what it's like to be a mother!!!

Have a great weekend. I'll see you back here Monday!

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Chatty Kelly said...

Okay, you crack me up, because when I read this verse as I journey through the OT, I thought the EXACT same thing!!! LOL!

On Purpose said...

Sometimes being the 'mommy' (leader) of the kid pack...means a whole lot of sacrifice...and now I can see how many times I have stomped my foot down and complained...yikes...think eternal rewards Nichole...thats what will be running through my head this morning...think eternal rewards Nichole!

Edie said...

LOL! See, God really can identify with us. :)

Angela said...


Amanda said...

Ha! I didn't see that coming!!

But how true it is...


Anonymous said...

This really made me LAUGH!!!
Thanks, Karen!!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Patricia nyc

Faith said...

Thanks for the words of inspiration. You have a great blog here.


Amanda said...

I stopped by this blog today (my first visit) and immediately shared your blog address with her...

I pray she stops by and gets some reassuring pats on the back!!

Many blessings-