We have just seen that Moses did make a terrible mistake, but he continued to give the Israelites instruction. We must remember that all the ones that were 20 years and older died in the wilderness. This was a new group of people Moses was talking to now. These were the ones under the age of twenty. They would be allowed to go into the land.
Now what have I learned from this. The first thing is that I can make a mistake that is very serious. In this day of grace there is no mistake that is unforgivable. The second is that Moses in his love for God instructed the people of the Israelites as an obedient servant of God, even though he would not be allowed to go in himself. He pleaded with God to let him go in but God said no. Then he goes on to instruct them as to how to enter the land.