Turning to created things leads
to punishment from God.
The Lord answered (Moses): "I pardon them as you
have asked. Yet, by my life and the Lord's glory that
fills the whole earth, of all the men who have seen
my glory and the signs I worked in Egypt and in the
desert, and who nevertheless have put me to the test
ten times already and have failed to heed my voice,
not one shall see the land which I promised on oath
to their fathers. None of these who have spurned me
shall see it."