Scripture Nugget 2.18.2016

“At the end of forty days they returned from spying out the land. . . . And they told him, ‘We came to the land to which you sent us; it flows with milk and honey, and this it its fruit. Yet the people who live in the land are strong, and the towns are fortified and very large; and besides, we saw the descendants of Anak there. The Amalekites live in the land of the Negeb; the Hittities, the Jebusites, and the Amorites live in the hill country; and the Canaanites by the sea, and along the Jordan.’ But Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, ‘Let us go up at once and occupy it, for we are well able to overcome it.’ Then the men who had gone up with him said, ‘We are not able to go up against this people, for they are stronger than we.’” Numbers 13:25, 27-31

“Though the challenges may be formidable, God’s prevenient grace goes before us. Whatever the obstacles, the future is always open because God is active, steadfast, constant, and enduring.” (Life Application Topic, God’s Adventure, Wesley Study Bible, pg 179) Where is our faith? Where is my faith? Why are so many unwilling to take on a significant challenge that God is calling us to face? Thank you Lord for sending the Caleb’s and the Joshua’s, the Noah’s and Moses’s – those who have more faith in You than lack of confidence in themselves. O God, that I remember that the Giants are defeated, Your promises are true and Your grace is sufficient!