“A man’s heart plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps.” Proverbs 16:9
Have you ever tried something and got the results you wanted and then tried the same thing again and got different results? This happened to Moses in the Bible. They needed water and God told Moses to strike the rock, (Exodus 17:6). He struck the rock and water flowed out freely. Another time they needed water again, and God told Moses, “Speak to the rock.” However, Moses did not speak to the rock, he struck the rock, not once but twice; (Numbers 20:8-11). He thought, “Hey, it worked last time. It’ll work this time.” It worked alright, water flowed abundantly but he didn’t follow God’s command. God did the miracle, yet Moses was taking credit for it by saying “must we bring you water from this rock?” Moses disobeyed God’s direct command and dishonored God in the presence of His people. For this, he was forbidden to enter the promised land.