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They rebelled against His Spirit

by Jean-Louis Coraboeuf

"Because they rebelled against His Spirit, so that He spoke rashly with His lips" (Psalm 106:33 NKJV).

Moses and Aaron rebelled against the Spirit of God by not doing what He told them. For Moses and Aaron had to speak to the rock so that it would give water. But Moses struck the rock twice with his staff.

Literally, God pronounced with His lips this oath: "Because you did not believe Me, to hallow Me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore you shall not bring this assembly into the land which I have given them" (Numbers 20:12). God gave water to the children of Israel, but Moses and Aaron could not enter the Promised Land because of their rebellion against God's Spirit.