You see, the rock first does it's magic trick of providing water when Moses is instructed to hit it by God. But then, 40 years later, God instructs Moses to talk to it. But he hits it, and water comes out.
The punishment for tapping a rock? Murder before you reach the promised land. Sounds very reasonable and forgiving to me!
(Yes, I've been there. I find the Biblical stories fascinating. I just recognise that they aren't true. The Middle East would be a much nicer place if people realised this.)
Posted by Edward Baker at 18:44
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