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by Bob and Debby Gass

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‘…My servant Caleb…has a different spirit in him…’ Numbers 14:24 NKJV

Caleb said to Moses, ‘…"Let us go up at once and take possession [of the Promised Land] for we are well able…" But the men…with him…gave…a bad report…saying…"There we saw the giants…and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight…"’ (Numbers 13:30-33 NKJV) Notice two attitudes at work in this story: (1) An attitude of doubt. Ten of twelve spies came back saying, ‘It can’t be done!’ But the majority isn’t necessarily right. If God promises you something, it’s yours, even if you’re in the minority. The majority report terrified God’s people; they got spiritual amnesia; they forgot all about God’s supernatural provision. They talked themselves into believing that Egypt was actually the land of milk and honey. ‘…you have brought us up out of a land flowing with milk and honey, to kill us in the wilderness…’ (Numbers16:13 NKJV) Incredible! Egypt was a land of straw and slavery, not milk and honey. What was their problem? They allowed their surroundings to influence them more than God’s promises. When that happens you dry up spiritually, begin to grumble and say stuff like, ‘God may have worked miracles in the past, but He doesn’t do it anymore.’ As a result of their unbelief, not one of them entered the Promised Land except Joshua and Caleb. (2) An attitude of faith. God said, ‘But My servant Caleb, because he has a different spirit in him and has followed Me fully, I will bring into the land…and his descendants shall inherit it.’ (Numbers 14:24~NKJV) So, which attitude do you have?

SoulFood: 1 Chron 10:1-12:22, John 8:42-59, Ps 123, Pr 25:18-20

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