Although Moses was a great patriarch and a man of God he never actually led the people into the Promised Land.
That privilege was left to Joshua (Joshua 1 v 2).
Moses took them close and showed them the land, but only Joshua could lead them there.
Moses and Joshua are actually pictures (or types and shadows) of law and grace, and Joshua is also a picture of Jesus.
Moses gave the law but grace (and truth) came in Jesus (John 1 v 17).
So what does the Promised Land signify if Moses is law and Jesus (Joshua) is grace?
Well, it is a picture of salvation.
The people would be safe and secure once they entered the Promised Land; in a similar we are safe and secure once saved.
So this picture tells us that the law can never save a man, grace is the only vehicle for salvation.
The grace of Jesus Christ has provided the route into salvation, and just as the people had to choose to go over the Jordan and into the Promised Land, we choose or have faith to enter into salvation.
We are saved by grace though faith and not through works or law (Ephesian2 v 8).
People today need grace not law; it is the route into salvation and then the route for our continued salvation (Colossians 2 v 6).
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that Jesus is the route unto salvation”.
Joshua 1 v 2…..Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto the land which I do give to them, even to the children of Israel