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How did Moses and Aaron disobey God's instructions about bringing water out of the rock?

What was it that they did to displease God?

Numbers 20:24

AMP - 24 Aaron shall be gathered to his people. For he shall not enter the land which I have given to the Israelites, because you both rebelled against My instructions at the waters of Meribah.

Clarify Share Report Asked February 14 2015 Stringio Kenya Hildreth

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Image Ricky Davis

The disobedience came from the striking of the rock. When God told him to say something ...( to make sound speech) to the rock Somit would yield water. This in return would give the power of God's word the glory and not the rod or Moses.

February 15 2015 Report

Closeup Jennifer Rothnie

Also, Moses' action implied that Christ would need to 'die twice', that being struck once was not sufficient. God asked Him once before, in a prior incident, to strike the rock; that is likely why Moses thought striking it was needed later, leaning on his own understanding vs. obeying God.

February 15 2015 Report

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