Today’s reading is a solemn warning to us. How we live really does matter even for the one who is a follower of God. Moses is one of the hero’s of faith, he is in the list of great’s in Hebrews 11:23-29 and yet he still never entered into all that God had planned for him. He was saved out of Egypt, free from slavery, was God’s child, and yet still died outside the Promised Land as God swore he would because of his unbelief at Meribah!
Before you put God ‘on trial’ for whether that was fair or not, choose rather to learn from Moses’ mistake for if we do we can be warned, but if we just balk at God’s treatment of Moses we won’t be in a position to receive the warning we are meant to.
How we live does really matter, there are consequences to our faith and our following, and to our unbelief and going our own ways. Our God is gracious and slow to anger and abounding in love, we are in a new covenant era and yet God has not changed, nor can He.
May we desire to serve God all the days of our lives, may you and I be those who trust God and follow God obediently so as to enter into all the fullness that God has for us. His intention, His plan is to bless us, we just need to follow, trust and obey Him.