“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.”
Numbers 20:11 NASB
It finally happened. Moses, being pushed to the very edge of his patience by the infuriating behavior of those he was leading, struck the rock and caused water to flow from its hard exterior.
To the natural observer, this was a miracle; A powerful anointed man caused water to flow to meet the immediate need of the people. However the man at the center of this miracle knew that nothing could be further from the truth. When the red cleared from his vision and the blood pressure began to lower, the severity and weight of his sin became clear.
“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."”
Numbers 20:12 NASB
Moses had allowed his emotions to push him out of alignment. Emotions aborted Mosesʼ destiny.