Dependency – Looking for Another Leader

Continuing on from the previous Dealing with Blame, sadly, the people’s thought process led them to exclude God, and in their desperation, they shifted the focus again and they sought a solution outside of God. In their desperation they wanted to look for a leader, to take them back from whence they came.  But theyContinue reading “Dependency – Looking for Another Leader”

Deflated View of Self

Following on from the previous blog post, Inflated Account of the External, having confirmed in their minds that the opponent was bigger than they, their thoughts shifted to ‘how much smaller they were.’  Their answer was that they were ‘in our own sight as grasshoppers’ (Numbers 13:33 KJV) and they even went one step furtherContinue reading “Deflated View of Self”

Inflated Account of the External

In my previous blog post, I wrote about Confronting our Fears. In Number 13: 31, 32, the informants saw their opponents as stronger than themselves.  This is the key reason why they felt hopeless and helpless.  At that point, in their assessment they did not factor into the equation God’s presence and God’s assistance.  TheyContinue reading “Inflated Account of the External”

The Account of the 12 Spies

If you have not as yet, I invite you to read the first blog post in this series United Within – Introduction. In Numbers 13:17-20, we read that Moses gave the 12 spies the same command. And they obeyed, and they returned after 40 days (Numbers 13:25). The 12 spies returned together and stood beforeContinue reading “The Account of the 12 Spies”

United Within – Introduction

The account of Joshua and Caleb in Numbers 14:6-9 has been a source of inspiration for many.  We long to find courage to stand for the right in the face of fierce opposition.  We long to rise to the occasion and show that we mean business for God.  The support and opposition from the outsideContinue reading “United Within – Introduction”