And they spread among the Israelites a bad report about the land they had explored. They said, “The land we explored devours those living in it. All the people we saw there are of great size. We saw the Nephilim there (the descendants of Anak come from the Nephilim). We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them.” – Numbers 13:32-33
In this famous Scripture twelve men were chosen to spy out the land that God had promised to the Israelites. The problem occurred when the men who went saw the inhabitants as bigger than the God who had sent them. They allowed the circumstances to blind their vision of Jehovah. Unfortunately, this action kept the Israelites in the wilderness for 40 years! We face similar challenges. How do we see our surroundings? Do we see ourselves as grasshoppers? How big is our God in those settings? It can mean the difference between going forward or staying in the wilderness.
Today’s commentary by:
Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org
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