Turn Toward God

by | Oct 26, 2020 | Vital Life Application Devotions


Then the Lord said to him, “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.”

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, but to this day no one knows where his grave is. Moses was a hundred and twenty years old when he died, yet his eyes were not weak nor his strength gone. The Israelites grieved for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days, until the time of weeping and mourning was over.

Now Joshua son of Nun was filled with the spirit of wisdom because Moses had laid his hands on him. So the Israelites listened to him and did what the Lord had commanded Moses.

10 Since then, no prophet has risen in Israel like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face,

Moses was the only person who ever spoke with God face to face. Moses was called Israel’s greatest prophet. But he disobeyed God and was not allowed to enter the Promised Land. He was allowed to stand on a mountain top and see the Promised Land. God still loved Moses, and Moses still loved God. But Moses would live out the consequences to a choice he made. Have you ever disobeyed? The result of disobedience is discipline. God disciplined Moses, but still called Moses his friend. When you experience discipline after disobeying, respond as Moses did. Do not turn away in anger or resentment, turn toward God with love, openness, and a desire to change and do better.

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