FAITH CAPSULE: Faith failure is a failure when not specifically in response to God’s command.

Numbers 20:1-13

The word of God is not a suggestion but a command that must be obeyed.
The word of God is not for a decoration to be despised but to be declared.
The word of God is for man to be engaged with diligence, continually.
In the word of God, there is healing, deliverance, preservation for any man that will give self to the word of God.
The word of God is the truth of God, for all not to despise God.
To despise the word of God will lead to destruction. The book of Proverbs 13:13 warns, “He who despises the word will be destroyed, but he who fears the commandment will be rewarded.”
The word of God is His command.
At all times, there is no reasonable excuse to disobey God’s word (His command).
A failure to disobey the word of God is a choice that comes with a consequence. 
Any attempt to obey God in our way is a clear avenue to self-destruction, the evidence of one that despises God. 
God gave a word of direction to Moses, the ordained overseer of the Israelites at the deliverance from the bondage of over four hundred. The Bible records, “Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, ‘Take the rod; you and your brother Aaron gather the congregation together. Speak to the rock before their eyes, and it will yield its water; thus you shall bring water for them out of the rock, and give drink to the congregation and their animals.”(Numbers 20:7) The word of God to Moses was not a suggestion, but a command from God.
In response to God, Moses chose to despise the word of God, the promise of God over his life. 
Breaking the word of God is the choice to disobey God and not hallow God. In the life of a journey, failing to hallow God is an avenue not to get to God’s divine assignment.
Moses, a giant in the hand of God, reduced his fulfillment and could not enter the Promised Land which God promised the children of Israel.
Be specific in your response to God’s command.
God commanded Moses to provide water for the children of Israel by speaking to the rock but Moses made his own choice to struck the rock, against God’s command.
Moses did right in the wrong way. Water came forth but he fell short of complying with God’s command. The Bible states, “Then Moses lifted his hand and struck the rock twice with his rod, and water came out abundantly, and the congregation and their animals drank. Then the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron, ‘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 20:11-12) Moses was not specific to God’s command when he struck the rock instead of speaking to the rock.

Prayer for today: Ask God that your faith will not fail.

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