Thought this was a good one for me today, considering all I need to do. I got it in my e-mail–isn’t that timely?
And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it.
Moses sent twelve men to search out the land of Canaan. Forty days later they returned with their report. They said, “We came unto the land whither thou sentest us, and surely it floweth with milk and honey; and this is the fruit of it” (Numbers 13:27). They showed Moses luscious pomegranates and figs, and a branch with a cluster of grapes so enormous it had to be carried on a pole between two people. That was the good news.
Then came the bad news: “Nevertheless the people be strong that dwell in the land, and the cities are walled, and very great: and moreover we saw the children of Anak there” (Numbers 13:28).
The children of Anak were giants. All seemed hopeless. How could the Israelites succeed? There were too many walled cities and too many giants to fight. They were ready to give up.
Except for Caleb and Joshua. Caleb saw the land with different eyes. Yes, he saw the walled cities. He saw the giants. What he didn’t see was hopelessness.
He told the people, “Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it” (Numbers 13:30).
Why did Caleb see victory when others saw defeat? Because he knew God would be with them, helping fight their battles. If God was with them, who could stand against them?
Are you facing giants in your life? Are obstacles in your way that seem impossible to overcome? Do you have family members who seem impossible to reach for Christ? Do you feel weak when trying to fight certain temptations?
We all need a heart like Caleb that says, “Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it.”
You don’t have to fight the giants alone. God is with you. And if God is with you, nothing can stand against you.
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From a fellow traveler just passing through,
Blessings to all of you today~