Deuteronomy 32: 48-52– The LORD spake unto Moses that selfsame day, saying, “Get thee up into this mountain Abarim, unto mount Nebo, which is in the land of Moab, that is over against Jericho, and behold the land of Canaan, which I give unto the children of Israel for a possession. And die in the mount whither thou goest up, and be gathered unto thy people, as Aaron thy brother died in mount Hor, and was gathered unto his people. Because ye trespassed against me among the children of Israel at the waters of Meribah-Kadesh, in the wilderness of Zin, because ye sanctified me not in the midst of the children of Israel. Yet thou shalt see the land before thee, but thou shalt not go thither unto the land which I give the children of Israel.”
Moses is about to end his walk with the children of Israel as the LORD had told him and also fulfilling His promise to allow him to see the promised land but would not enter into it. If Moses who walked with God faithfully could be prevented from entering the promised land, it is a pointer to the different ways God proved to us that “He changeth not” It was out of anger with the children of Israel that caused him to strike the Rock instead of speaking to it, Our tongue though a little member of our body caused us to err sometimes. While he was speaking to them how stiff-necked they were, he forgot that God wanted him to speak to the Rock. This was the only disobedience recorded against Moses and it was costly for him. He said he asked for forgiveness many times but the LORD said he should not make reference to it anymore. We should be careful in our walk with God. We don’t want to do anything that will prevent us from inheriting the eternal life that He has for us.
I think this is what David was referring to in Psalm 139 where he says, “O LORD, you have searched me and known me. You know my sitting down and my rising up. You understand my thought afar off. You comprehend my path and my lying down. And are acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word in my tongue, But behold, O LORD, You know it altogether.” The last verse now says. “Search me, O God, and know my heart, Try me, and know my anxieties, And see if there is any wicked way in me, And lead me in the way everlasting.” This should be our prayers on a continuous basis because He knows us more than we know ourselves. All that I ever did wrong, He knew I was going to do them while I myself never had a clue that I would do them. That is why I am pleading with God to help me keep going on the narrow path without looking back until I meet Him on the last day. I don’t want to miss heaven. I know surely you don’t want to miss it too. Because He is Alpha and Omega, he knows our end from the beginning, but I believe that if we ask the Holy Spirit to help us stand to the end, he will do so.
Paul also prayed to God by asking God to help him not to be a castaway after he had been used to save many souls. I also want to advise all of us to consciously make this our prayer point for God to keep us focused on Him till the end. Remember that He is coming soon, so we should guard ourselves daily from all things that could cause separation between us and Him. May the LORD continue to watch over us in Jesus’ name, Amen.