Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Of the twelve spies belonging to each clan of the Israelites sent by Moses to spy out the promise land before they proceeded to conquer it, only two- Joshua and Caleb, had faith attitude in them. The ten were overwhelmed by what they saw and gave a negative report to Moses and the Israelites. They said that the cities were heavily fortified and the people were so big that the Israelites looked like grasshoppers compared to them. These negative report swayed all the people of Israel and they were ready to stone Moses and Aaron until God intervened and put a curse on them. The Israelites wandered through the desert for forty years and all died except for Moses, Joshua and Caleb. Of the three, only Joshua and Caleb actually entered the promise land. They were rewarded by God for believing in Him and having a faith attitude. It is totally unbelievable that after all the miracles, signs and wonders shown by God to the Israelites, they still persisted in their unbelief.
That is also true of our attitude today. After receiving all the blessings and answered prayers from God in the past, we tend to doubt every time we are faced by a trial or crisis in our lives. If we continue to do that, we will have the same fate as the Israelites who all died in the wilderness before they could enter the promise land. Our attitude should be one of complete faith in the promises of God. God is God no matter what the situation may be. He is bigger than our biggest problem, than any other problem that this world can offer. We must never carry within us the doubt attitude but must always maintain a living faith attitude- one that completely trust God and His promises.
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Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla
Spiritual/Word of God/Holy Bible