Then the Lord said to him, “This is the land of which I swore to give Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, saying, ‘I will give it to your descendants.’ I have caused you to see it with your eyes, but you shall not cross over there.”
So Moses the servant of the Lord died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the Lord. And He buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, opposite Beth Peor; but no one knows his grave to this day. Moses was one hundred and twenty years old when he died. His eyes were not dim nor his natural vigour diminished. And the children of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days. So the days of weeping and mourning for Moses ended.
Now Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom, for Moses had laid his hands on him; so the children of Israel heeded him, and did as the Lord had commanded Moses.
But since then there has not arisen in Israel a prophet like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face.
Moses was the only man 'whom the Lord knew God face to face'!
So the Lord spoke to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend. And he would return to the camp, but his servant Joshua the son of Nun, a young man, did not depart from the tabernacle.
I speak with him face to face,
Even plainly and not in dark sayings;
And he sees the form of the Lord. Why then were you not afraid to speak against My servant Moses?”
Then the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, “Because you did not believe Me, to hallow Me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore you shall not bring this assembly into the land which I have given them.”
Yet even this great man was not allowed to enter the Promised Land because he disobeyed God.
No matter how good we are or how much we have done for God, we sometimes disobey Him.
The result of disobedience is that we will be disciplined. God disciplined Moses severely but still called him His friend!
When you experience the sting of God`s discipline, respond as Moses did. Don`t turn away in anger, embarrassment or resentment. Instead, turn towards God with love and a desire to do better!
(Resource: Application Bible Study)