NEVER GIVE UP ON GOD!
"And wherefore hath the Lord brought us unto this land, to fall by the sword, that our wives and our children should be prey? were it not better for us to return into Egypt? And they said one to another, Let us make a captain, and let us return to Egypt." Numbers 14:3, 4
IN JESUS TODAY!
Was it because their feet could no longer move forward? Was it because the people were starving? or, Was it because God had forsaken them? What was it that suddenly made the Israelites believe that it was time for a change in direction?
HERE IT IS…
The reason for this sudden rebellion was the hearing of a bad report. What we listen to will either make us move in faith or turn away in fear. Here is what they heard,
"And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had searched unto the children of Israel saying, The land, through which we have gone to search it, is a land that eateth up the inhabitants thereof; and all the people that we saw in it are men of great stature." Numbers 13:33
They saw the giants! Are there any giants in your life? Things that are preventing you from taking that risk, from moving forward, and from trusting God to do what he has said he will do?
They saw the giants and were afraid! Their sudden solution was to run away and go back to what they knew best. Egypt and Slavery! God has brought us up out of bondage, allowing us freedom to worship, and giving to us hope for the future. What will we do then when life gets a little tough? Do you sometimes consider turning back to the slavery that you once knew before God called you out? Don't do it! You must face those giants and win!
Listen to these words of advice from Moses,
"And they spake unto all the company of the children of Israel, saying, The land which we passed through to search it, is an exceeding good land. If the Lord delight in us, then he will bring us into the land and give it us; a land flowing with milk and honey. Only rebel not ye against the Lord, neither fear ye the people of the land; for they are bread for us: their defense is departed from them, and the Lord is with us: fear them not." Numbers 14:7-9
DO NOT FEAR, GOD IS ALWAYS WITH YOU!