“But they presumed to go up unto the hill top: nevertheless the ark of the covenant of the Lord, and Moses, departed not out of the camp.”
God had told them to enter the promised land. They would defeat the inhabitants, and inherit the land.
They wouldn’t, so the Lord told them they would wonder in the wilderness one year for every day, the promised land had been searched.
The Lord said:
“Because all those men which have seen my glory, and my miracles, which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have tempted me now these ten times, and have not hearkened to my voice;
Surely they shall not see the land which I sware unto their fathers, neither shall any of them that provoked me see it:”
The original generation of the Exodus, would die in the desert, never entering the promise.
Originally they had been promised the victory over the inhabitants of the land.
When they refused to enter as the Lord commanded, He told them not to go.
After realizing their error, they decided better late then never, and went to battle anyway.
The Lord did not go with them. They were beaten badly.
When we ignore the Lords command, do not presume it would work just as well later.
We must follow Gods plan, in Gods time, to see Gods results.
Nevertheless… As you go forward in the faith…
Is God going with you?