They did not die because of an inferior salvation from Egypt. Pharaoh was taken out of the equation. They died because of unbelief, they believe a lie about themselves! (Numbers 13:33) don’t blame Pharaoh or the devil for your own unbelief. You can experience God’s Supernatural provision and protection and yet remain outside his rest. The ultimate proof of faith is not experience of the supernatural but enduring into his rest. His rest celebrates his perfect work. It Finds Its definition and reference in Genesis 13:1 and God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.
So I’ve been in the Book of John lately in chapter 8 verse 11 Jesus’s talking to the prostitute and he asks her…..where are your accusers?
John 8:11 She said, no one Lord and Jesus said to her, neither am I condemning you, go and sin no more, never again believe a lie about yourself.
The author of The Mirror version or the translator however you want to look at it says the root of sin is to believe a lie about yourself. This is a reoccurring theme throughout his writings. He always goes back to Numbers 13:33 and there we saw the Nephilim the sons of Anak, who come from the Nephilim, and we seem to ourselves like Grasshoppers and so we seem to them.
Keep in mind they just observed these people in the land of milk and honey from a distance and they made their own judgements. They judged them, and they judged themselves and decided and believed a lie about themselves.
I think about this passage and it occurs to me that they acknowledge the truth that the land is Flowing with milk and honey just like God said but at the same time they believed a lie about themselves that they couldn’t take the land. Sound familiar?
So they believe a lie about themselves and so they were not able to go into the land of milk and honey which in a way the land of milk and honey could be construed as getting into God’s rest and you can’t get into God’s rest when you’re struggling with unbelief. (Which is believing a lie about yourself.)
Hebrews 3:19 the point is this, even though they survived by Supernatural means in the wilderness for 40 years, they failed to grasp what God had in mind for them. Their own unbelief disqualified them.