As a result in Numbers 14:34 God outlines what their life will be like for the next 40 years. The key phrase is the last, “you will know My opposition. Not sure about you – I do not want to be opposed by God.
This is not the only place that God promises opposition. Look at 1 Peter 5:5, God opposes the proud. Putting these two thoughts together is seems that pride may be rejecting God, in the sense that we approach life on our own strengths on the basis of what we see and how we believe we can power through a situation rather than trusting in God’s provision, His strength, His help, His promise.
We are confronted with difficult situations on nearly a daily basis. We have a choice to make. Will we admit that we need Him in all that we face, or will we reject Him because we can handle it on our own?
One choice results in God’s opposition. The other in His giving grace.