13:30 (KJV) we read what Caleb reported to Moses about the land of Canaan. He
said: "Let us go up at once and possess it; for we are well able to
overcome it". However, in verse 31 we read what 10 of the other spies said:
"we be not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we".
is very interesting because they had all seen the same giants; the latter group
were filled with fear but Caleb and also Joshua saw things differently. Caleb
was making a declaration of faith (trusting God to give them the victory) but
the other group just went by what they saw in the natural. As you may know this
delayed taking possession of Canaan for 40 year!
was not denying the strength of the giants but he put God into the equation and
this produced faith. He actually had to exercise faith AND patience during his 40-year
wait (Heb 6:12, 10:36). In 2 Corinthians 5:7 it says we walk by faith not by
what we see; that's what faith is all about. If you are facing giant sized
problems in your life today then make a declaration like Caleb did and believe
that through Christ you are more than a conqueror (Rom 8:37).
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