Old Testament 28

Posted: January 5, 2017 in Old Testament
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The forty years of wandering in the desert are over.  Everyone that was over 20 years old when the Israelites re-
fused to enter the promised land had died.  Once again, it was time to enter the promised land.

Before they entered, Moses climbed Mount Nebo where the Lord showed him the whole land.  Mt. Nebo is an ele-
vated ridge about 2680 feet.

Dueteronomy 34:4  “This is the land I promised on oath to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob when I said, “I will give it to
your descendants.  I have let you see it with your eyes, but you will not cross over into it.”

Moses and Aaron were not allowed to enter the promised land.  In the book of Numbers, the Israelites
complained about having no water for themselves and their livestock.  God commanded Moses and Aaron to
speak to the rock and it will give water.  Instead, Moses struck the rock twice with his staff.  Secondly, they
took credit for bringing forth the water.  Their punishment was that they were not allowed to enter the
promised land.  They did not trust God and honor him as holy in the sight of the Israelites.

Dueteronomy 34:5  And Moses the servant of the Lord died there in Moab, as the Lord had said.  He buried him in
Moab, in the valley opposite Beth Peor.

Dueteronomy 34:7  Moses was a hundred and twenty years old when he died, yet his eyes were not weak nor his
strength gone.

Dueteronomy 34:9  Now Joshua son of Nun was filled with the spirit of wisdom because Moses had laid his hands
on him.

Joshua led the Israelites across the Jordan River into the promised land or the land of Canaan or the
land of milk and honey.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

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