God Squad: Why Moses was punished
Why was Moses punished because he doubted water would arise in the desert? It seems like such a trivial reason for punishment after being a faithful servant for such a long time.
-- L., Ocala, Fla.
Moses' refusal to obey God's command at the waters of Meribah is really two nearly identical stories.
In Exodus (17:5-7), God tells Moses to hit a rock, and it yields water. Later,...