There is the story of how God gave an incredibly fruitful land to Israel after they escaped from Egypt. This happened a few thousand years, ago. In this adventure God’s character is revealed and helps us understand the mind of Christ. It is wise we apply this understanding in our lives today. The message is not just for the Jew. The message is sent to the believer in “The Way” with just as much impact.
The message is this: God loves you like He loves His son. He has a place of abundance waiting for you. Because of His love for you, He will not allow you to enter His chosen place without humility and obedience. To that end, He will love you and discipline you until you become a person willing to return His love and obediently follow Him. The path to a good and fruitful life is really that simple.
A warning is this: Mankind is proud and forgetful. This character problem will likely bite us many times during our lifetime, just as it did the Jews in their lifetime of walking with Moses both in the desert and in the promise land. Moses is referred to as the humblest man in the world during his lifetime. Yet, he struck the rock and was not allowed to enter the promise land.
The challenge is this: You and I must become humble to enter God’s place of rest. We must stay humble to remain there.