“Take the rod; and you and your brother Aaron
assemble the congregation and speak to the rock
before their eyes, that it may yield its water. You
shall thus bring forth water for them out of the
rock and let the congregation and their beasts drink.”
So Moses took the rod from before the LORD, just as He had commanded him; and Moses and Aaron gathered the assembly before the rock. And he said to them, “Listen now, you rebels; shall we bring forth water for you out of this rock?” Then Moses lifted up his hand and struck the rock twice with his rod; and water came forth abundantly, and the congregation and their beasts drank.
But the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, “Because you have not believed Me, to treat Me as holy in the sight of the sons of Israel, therefore you shall not bring this assembly into the land which I have given them.”
Those were the waters of Meribah, because the sons of Israel contended with the LORD, and He proved Himself holy among them.
Monday’s Bible reading is Numbers 17–20.
May the Lord be with you and bless you through the reading of His Word.
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