Day 213 - Numbers 13

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V. 1-2 In Deut. 1, verses 21 & 22 we see that this wish to search the land was started by the children of Israel. God had brought them out of Egypt and promised to bring them into the good land, and told them what it was like. Why then would they need spies? Unbelief!
V. 23-27 They soon found that the land was just as God had told them. It was a land that flowed with milk and honey, and they brought back with them some of the fruits of the land. The people both heard the report and saw the fruit, the evidence, yet they did not believe.
V. 31 They tell the people "we are not able". Their eyes were turned away from the Lord, and they felt like grasshoppers in front of giants.
V. 30 But a man named Caleb says "we are well able". Caleb had his eye on the Lord. There are many enemies that would try to hinder us today from enjoying, right now, our wonderful privileges and blessings as heavenly people. We are "blessed with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ Jesus". Eph. 1:33Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: (Ephesians 1:3). We don't get our blessings by obedience to God's Word, but we enjoy them by obedience.