February 24, 2012

55 - Generation cursed to die in wilderness.

Kathleen's thoughts

When you read these chapters I find it so hard in trying to understand the Israelites and their grumbles and unbelief. After all the signs and wonders of God that they had seen with their own eyes they still threw temper tantrums and moaned and unbelief - a never satisfied generation that caused their whole generation of not entering into the promised land. God diverted them back into the wilderness through dissatisfaction. The only people will see it was Caleb who had a different spirit and has followed the Lord completely, the Lord said I will bring him into the land where he has gone and his descendants will inherit it.

The beautiful scriptures here to me are Numbers 14: 17 19 So now may my Lord's power be magnified just as You have spoken; The Lord is slow to anger and rich in faithful love, forgiving wrongdoing and rebellion, But He will not leave the guilty unpunished, bringing the consequences of the fathers' wrongdoing on the children to the third and fourth generation. Please pardon the wrongdoing of this people in keeping with the greatness of Your faithful love, just as You have forgiven them from Egypt until now.

So we see that they were unable to enter because of unbelief. Therefore, while the promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear so that none of you should miss it.


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