Deuteronomy 1:41 "Then you answered and said to me, 'We have sinned against the LORD; we will go up and fight, just as the LORD our God commanded us.' And when everyone of you had girded on his weapons of war, you were ready to go up into the mountain.
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Then you answered, this is Moses speaking to Israel, the second generation about the first generation that came out of Egypt. He said, then that first generation answered and said, we have sinned against the Lord. We will go up and fight just as the Lord our God commanded us.
This sounds good. This sounds like they're being obedient. The problem is God's already said, you're not going in the land because you refuse to go into the promised land. You will wander in the wilderness for 40 years. So while it sounds like they're saying we're going to obey the command of the Lord, it's not actually that way. They're still saying, we're going to do it our way on our timetable. That's not obedience. We need to be those who obey God when he tells us to do something and we need to do it the way He told us to do it.