But in the midst of this fear and unbelief two men stood firm in faith and hope — Caleb and Joshua. When the ten spies were sharing their tale of terror, the scripture reports,
“Then Caleb silenced the people before Moses and said, ‘We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it.” (Numbers 13:30)
The next day also, Caleb and Joshua try to sway the gathered Israelite crowds with their faith:
“The land we passed through and explored is exceedingly good. If the LORD (Yahweh) is pleased with us, he will lead us into that land, a land flowing with milk and honey, and will give it to us. Only do not rebel against the LORD. And do not be afraid of the people of the land, because we will swallow them up. Their protection is gone, but the LORD is with us. Do not be afraid of them.'” (Numbers 14:7-9)
Notice the character and positive attitude of Caleb and Joshua? Their faith was beyond what they saw.
Are there things that God wants you to do but because of many obstacles, you are afraid to do so? Is that the “Promised Land” He wants you to go? Fear not because the Lord is pleased with you! Go and pursue what He has called you to do. He will be with you and in you and whatever you do shall prosper, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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