Faith or Fear?

Faith or Fear?

Numbers 13-14 God noted that over ten times, He tested them, and over ten times, they failed. So now God would give them the biggest test of all. He would reveal treasures beyond their wildest imagination. Would they remember God’s faithfulness in the past and His provision?

Ten spies sent to scout out the Promised Land saw the beauty, but their faith waned when they saw the giants. Only Caleb stood up to them and said: Let us go! Let us occupy!

God’s promises are real, but we have to have “Caleb and Joshua” eyes to see and “Caleb and Joshua” hearts to trust. God shows us the treasures of His Word, but just as the Israelites saw the enemies, our arch-enemy is always seeking to offer his fruit, and if we listen and partake, we will find that it is deadly. We have a choice, just as the Israelites did. Will our faith conquer our fears?

The Israelite’s fear triumphed over their faith. Prov 29:25 reminds us that the fear of man is a snare, but he who trusts in the Lord will be exalted. Their fear revealed their lack of faith with words of “yes…but,” and only Joshua and Caleb lived to tell about it for over 40 yrs. How often does God show us His treasures, but our enemy “fear” triumphs over our faith? Be a Caleb and a Joshua!

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