“Adonai said to Moshe, Take the staff, assemble the community, you and Aharon your brother; and before their eyes, tell the rock to produce its water. You will bring them water out of the rock and thus enable the community and their livestock to drink.”
Numbers 20:7-8 CJB
The LORD gives us ordinances and directions on how to walk and live! We all need to be careful on how we follow His instructions, being careful on not misrepresenting them!
“But after Moshe and Aharon had assembled the community in front of the rock, he said to them, Listen here, you rebels! Are we supposed to bring you water from this rock?”
Numbers 20:10 CJB
Here we see Moshe not doing what the LORD tells him to do, but instead being as rebellious as the children of Israel were being! We see Moshe misrepresenting God!
“Then Moshe raised his hand and hit the rock twice with his staff. Water flowed out in abundance, and the community and their live stock drank.”
Numbers 20:11 CJB
It doesn’t matter if Moshe hit the rock one to a hundred times, he still was misrepresenting God, by hitting the rock instead of speaking to it like he was told! The LORD was going to bless the people no matter what! Why? Because, He said he would! We also need to be careful of not following God’s ordinances in His word! But, always remember He will always be gracious to us, His children!
Today do things the easy way by following the LORD!