February 24, 2016: SOAP #2274: Scripture: Numbers (NIV) 14:4 And they said to each other, “We should choose a leader and go back to Egypt.” 6 Joshua son of Nun and Caleb son of Jephunneh, who were among those who had explored the land, tore their clothes 7 and said to the entire Israelite [...]

February 24, 2016: SOAP #2274:

Scripture: Numbers (NIV) 14:4 And they said to each other, “We should choose a leader and go back to Egypt.”
6 Joshua son of Nun and Caleb son of Jephunneh, who were among those who had explored the land, tore their clothes
7 and said to the entire Israelite assembly, “The land we passed through and explored is exceedingly good.
8 If the LORD is pleased with us, he will lead us into that land, a land flowing with milk and honey, and will give it to us.
9 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.”

Observation: Ten of the twelve spies who entered the promised land saw only the bigness of the inhabitants. In their eyes, the Israelites looked like grasshoppers in comparison to them.

Joshua and Caleb saw the bigness of Israel's God. In their eyes the inhabitants looked like grasshoppers in comparison to HIM!

Application: When the size of those around me appears bigger than the size of my God, I am in trouble! When I consider the greatness of the ONE with me, I have no reason to be afraid!

Prayer: Holy Spirit, be faithful to remind me of just Who it is that I am serving! Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world. Amen

Pastor Leon
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