Dec 16, 2018
Faith is a well-worn topic among most Christians. We talk about it constantly. But the problem seems to be that most of us struggle with exhibiting it in our own lives. We put a much higher stock in the facts. We take a look around us and determine that things are too difficult for God. We see our problems as insurmountable and our enemies as unconquerable. The Israelites had the same problem. As they stood on the edge of the very land God had promised to give them, they heard the reports of the 12 spies and started to get cold feet. There were giants in the land. The armies were large and formidable. The cities were well fortified and their walls insurmountable. In Numbers 12-13, we have the well-known story of the 12 men who spied out the land of promise and came back with good news and bad news. It was fruitful, but it was also filled with powerful enemies. And the people of God decided to listen to the facts and set aside their faith in God. And that decision would have long-lasting and deadly consequences for them.