Deuteronomy 3

Today we are reading Deuteronomy 3. In this chapter we read about Moses being prevented from going into the Promised Land. ““And I pleaded with the Lord at that time, saying, ‘O Lord God, you have only begun to show your servant your greatness and your mighty hand. For what god is there in heaven or on earth who can do such works and mighty acts as yours? Please let me go over and see the good land beyond the Jordan, that good hill country and Lebanon.’ But the Lord was angry with me because of you and would not listen to me. And the Lord said to me, ‘Enough from you; do not speak to me of this matter again. Go up to the top of Pisgah and lift up your eyes westward and northward and southward and eastward, and look at it with your eyes, for you shall not go over this Jordan. But charge Joshua, and encourage and strengthen him, for he shall go over at the head of this people, and he shall put them in possession of the land that you shall see.’ So we remained in the valley opposite Beth-peor.” ‭‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭3‬:‭23‬-‭29‬ ‭ESV‬‬ How painful it must have been for Moses, after all he had been through, to not enter the Promised Land. He repeatedly asked God to change His mind but to no avail. Have you ever asked God to allow something He had forbidden? How do you think Israel benefited from this restriction on Moses? How did Gods replace Moses? May you be confident in God’s plans for your future! Pastor Tim

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