Word at Work September 7, 2016

Scripture: Numbers 13:21-22, Joshua 15:13

Numbers 13:21-22 state, “So they went up and spied out the land from the Wilderness of Zin as far as Rehob, near the entrance of Hamath. And they went up through the South and came to Hebron; Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the descendants of Anak, were there. (Now Hebron was built seven years before Zoan in Egypt.)” If we look up this passage, we find the Scripture Joshua 15:13 which says, “Now to Caleb the son of Jephunneh he gave a share among the children of Judah, according to the commandment of the Lord to Joshua, namely, Kirjath Arba, which is Hebron (Arba was the father of Anak).” The real question is, how do the spies see the giants? Which is more prominent in our understanding? – God’s promise to take the land or the giants they saw holding the land? They had a choice to make based on their experience and apparent circumstances versus God’s Word. Did they choose to believe God’s Word or discard it? A major question for us is whether we choose to believe God’s Word when it appears to contradict what we see in the natural. Every day we have that choice – do we stand on God’s Word or do we discard it? Which will we do?

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