I learned something about The Bible I never knew or thought about before. God himself buried Moses. How weird is that?
I had a great devotion yesterday that described the story of Moses disobeying God && striking the rock twice. I always thought Moses’ punishment seemed a bit harsh but apparently this was supposed to be another prophetic moment: Jesus being struck once for us. Since Moses blasphemed that moment, he wouldn’t get to enter the Promised Land. That sucks. What’s cool, though, is that God stayed with Moses through his consequence. He didn’t stick Moses in a corner to think about what he’d done, He lifted Moses up to show him the blessing laid out for the Israelites. He helped Moses through that painful moment.
Then, at the end of 120 years, God buried Moses himself. He was there the whole time, loving Moses even as Moses dealt with the backlash of his own sin. How great that God still does this for us. I don’t like facing consequence, but knowing God loves me through it as a Father certainly makes it more bearable.