I just started reading Deuteronomy for this year, and I’m reading about Moses pleading with God to let him enter the promised land. The way God responds makes me wonder if He doesn’t sometimes feel bad about what our choices lead to. He tells Moses to stop bringing up the promised land, and lets him see it from the top of the mountain. It just sounds to me like God would want Moses to enter the promised land, but He has set the punishment for his rebellion at Meribah, and it’s the right thing to do. I wonder how often God does what’s right, and feels bad for us about it. This was a man to whom God spoke, basically face to face. God obviously loved him as a servant and, dare I say, friend. It must have been a source of grief for God to not let Moses into the promised land, though it was right of Him to disallow it.