Faith verses Unbelief

And they returned from
spying out the land after forty days. Now they departed and came back to Moses
and Aaron and all the congregation of the children of Israel in the Wilderness
of Paran, at Kadesh; they brought back word to them and to all the
congregation, and showed them the fruit of the land. Then they told him, and
said: “We went to the land where you sent us. It truly flows with milk and
honey, and this is its fruit. Nevertheless the people who dwell in the land are
strong; the cities are fortified and very large; moreover we saw the
descendants of Anak there. The Amalekites dwell in the land of the South; the
Hittites, the Jebusites, and the Amorites dwell in the mountains; and the
Canaanites dwell by the sea and along the banks of the Jordan.”
Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, “Let us go up at
once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.” But the
men who had gone up with him said, “We are not able to go up against the
people, for they are stronger than we.” And they gave the children of Israel a bad
report of the land which they had spied out, saying, “The land through
which we have gone as spies is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the
people whom we saw in it are men of great stature. There we saw the giants (the
descendants of Anak came from the giants); and we were like grasshoppers in our
own sight, and so we were in their sight”
(Numbers 13:25-33)
Only two out of the twelve spies that went to take a look at
the land that God promised Israel had a positive report to bring back to Moses.
Joshua and Caleb demonstrated an attitude of faith. The other ten spies were
steeped in the tradition of doubt and unbelief.
Unbelief looks at obstacles. Faith looks at God and His
promises! What kind of report do you have of your life and your circumstances
today? Do you have a God sized attitude, or do you have grasshopper vision? Are
you looking at the obstacles, or are you focus on God’s promises to you in His
With only human ability in view, the ten spies said they
looked like grasshoppers beside the giants. Yet Joshua and Caleb sized up the
circumstance in comparison to God and said, we
are well able to over come them!
Doubt and fear looks at the size of the problem. Faith looks
at the bigness and greatness of God, looking beyond the problem to God and His
Allow God’s Word today to build you up. You and God are a
majority! Greater is He who is in you
than he that is in the world!
take our eyes off of our problems today, and place them on God, His promises,
His faithfulness, and His love! All
things are possible to him who believes!

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