After the years of slavery, the Exodus and 2 years in the desert; it was finally time to enter the promised Land. Moses listened to God’s direction, brought together 12 leaders from the tribes, and sent them in to explore the land they were about to reclaim. These leaders were to gather information on the state of the land, crops, enemies and vulnerabilities–all in preparation for God’s gift to his appointed people.
Still, something was off. In the weeks proceeding the monumentus occasion, there seemed to be a growing unrest. We want better food, we want meat. Moses married outside the tribes…all signs of a bigger problem–SIN. The reality was even with God literally hovering in the camp, feeding and preparing this people for their freedom, The people wanted control of their destiny. In hindsight, it seems impossible, well at least until we look at our own lives.
God has done countless amazing acts on our behalf. He has brought salvation to the hopeless sinner. He has delivered his spirit to align and guide us. He had amazing men from all walks of life and times in history write his word. The Word has remained relevant and consistent through history in providing the truth that God loves us and wants to be in relationship with us. Still, on any given day, we are each subject to the same lie Lucifer told Eve–“Did God Really Say…”
We Have to start each day focused on God and His plan. We need to check our pride and selfish spirit at the door–and begin to see the world from God’s perspective. If fail to do so, we will fall into the same traps as all have that have proceeded us. Help us Lord to see things from your perspective and follow you all the days of our lives.
God Bless You
The Lord said to Moses, 2 “Send some men to explore the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the Israelites. From each ancestral tribe send one of its leaders.”
3 So at the Lord’s command Moses sent them out from the Desert of Paran. All of them were leaders of the Israelites…17 When Moses sent them to explore Canaan, he said, “Go up through the Negev and on into the hill country. 18 See what the land is like and whether the people who live there are strong or weak, few or many. 19 What kind of land do they live in? Is it good or bad? What kind of towns do they live in? Are they unwalled or fortified? 20 How is the soil? Is it fertile or poor? Are there trees in it or not? Do your best to bring back some of the fruit of the land.” (It was the season for the first ripe grapes.)
21 So they went up and explored the land from the Desert of Zin as far as Rehob, toward Lebo Hamath. 22 They went up through the Negev and came to Hebron, where Ahiman, Sheshai and Talmai, the descendants of Anak, lived. (Hebron had been built seven years before Zoan in Egypt.) 23 When they reached the Valley of Eshkol,[a] they cut off a branch bearing a single cluster of grapes. Two of them carried it on a pole between them, along with some pomegranates and figs. 24 That place was called the Valley of Eshkol because of the cluster of grapes the Israelites cut off there. 25 At the end of forty days they returned from exploring the land.