Today you should read: Numbers 20:14-29
In our passage today, one of the main things we see is Aaron dying before entering the promised land, based on what God said in verse 12:
12 But the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, “Because you did not trust me enough to demonstrate my holiness to the people of Israel, you will not lead them into the land I am giving them!”
This is a stern reminder to us that our sin has consequences. It is true that in Christ, our sin has been forgiven eternally, but we still need God’s transforming grace to help us deal with the consequences of our sin on this side of heaven. Some people’s consequences might mean not getting something they were otherwise going to get like Moses and Aaron. It might mean that your relationships are not the exact same that they used to be before your sin. But at the end of the day, you are forgiven and washed by the blood of Christ if you have a genuine relationship with him.
If you have a genuine relationship with God through Jesus, then you have access to his transforming power that can change everything. You might not get what you expect, but you will get God, and God must be your highest, most supreme desire and treasure.
By: Graham Withers — Associate Pastor
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