Life was so much easier before I crossed this river!
"Joshua said, 'Alas, O Lord GOD, why did You ever bring this people over the Jordan, only to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us? If only we had been willing to dwell beyond the Jordan!'"
Life was good in Moab at 90%. Things went well before we crossed the river. Now that we have gone 100% for God, everything has gone bad! Why did we every cross the river into Canaan?! Moab was the fun side!
When you crossed the river from Moab to Canaan, from 90% to 100%, what did you expect would happen? The standard has been raised. If you want Canaan at 100%, you give 100% and God expects 100%. On the Canaan side of the river, God does not give you an allowance of 10% for self. The Moab side of the Jordan is where "righteous Lot" was comfortable with his 10% of self. On the Canaan side, one piece of cloth from Babylon spoils the whole garment. A few coins from God's treasury to mine brings the auditor to my door. One insignificant battle without taking counsel from God costs many lives.
"From everyone who has been given much, much will be required;
and to whom they entrusted much, of him they will ask all the more."
In Israel everyone crossed the Red Sea, but not everyone crossed the Jordan.
For me to live is Christ.