G-d then addressed Joshua from the cloud at the entrance to the Tabernacle, charging him with the mission of leading the Jewish people into the Land of Israel.
The Purpose of Effort
This is the inner reason why G-d did not allow Moses into the Promised Land. G-d wants to shower us with infinite goodness. But were He to do so freely, without requiring us to “earn” it, we would feel ashamed. Thus, His desire to be good to us would backfire. Therefore, G-d made the bestowal of His infinite goodness dependent upon our efforts. When we summon our hidden potential in order to overcome obstacles to the Divine mission of perfecting the world, we earn G-d’s infinite goodness.