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First, ask God to see something you can apply to your life.
Then, read Numbers 20.
Then, write down something you can apply to your life.
Then, read what I wrote:
- Historical — This was a really rough time for Moses: (a) his sister Miriam dies, (b) the people accuse him again of trying to kill them, (c) Moses loses his temper and disobeys God, (d) God forbids Moses from entering the Promised land because he disobeyed, (e) the tribe of Edom prevents Israel from using the best route north, and (f) his brother Aaron dies.
- Doctrinal — The rock pictured Jesus Christ: the first time, Moses struck the rock (see Exodus 17:1-7) just as Christ the “Rock” (see 1 Corinthians 10:1-4) was struck at the cross; after that, Moses is just supposed to speak to the Rock (Christ) like we are supposed to pray to our “Rock” (Christ) and Christ is never to suffer again (see Hebrews 9:24-28).
- Inspirational — As a leader, I should bring people’s needs and complaints to God in prayer (see verse 6) and avoid lashing out in frustration or anger (see verses 10-12).