Why was Moses kept from the Promised Land?

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Moses and Aaron were not allowed to go into the Promised Land because of their sins described in Numbers 20. The sins they committed were grievous in Gods sight. They lost faith in God and they did not follow His instructions to them; instead, they thought that they had a better plan. So, because of their sins, they were kept from receiving the joy of entering the Promised Land. In Deuteronomy, Moses was reminded of his sin as he faced the end of his life. This story presents a perfect picture of why mankind needs a Savior. If we had to earn entrance to Heaven on our own merits and because of our own righteous living, most of us would be turned from the Promised LandHeavenjust like Moses was. Because of the blood of Christ, however, we enter Heaven on the merit of Jesus. "And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Take the rod, and gather thou the assembly together, thou, and Aaron thy brother, and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes; and it shall give forth his water, and thou ...
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