“And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it.” - Numbers 13:30
Moses and the children of Israel had now reached the border of Canaan. This was the Promised Land that God had told them there would occupy.
Upon arrival Moses sent a team of twelve men to check out the land. They spent forty days there seeing what their prospects were. The found a land of plenty, and land that was referred to as “flowing with milk and honey.” Grapes were so big that it took two men to carry a cluster of them. God’s Promised Land was all they good hope.
The time came for the men who had checked out the land to report to Moses. Most of the men saw the negative. Ten of them were so shocked by the physical size of the men and the number of them that we are in absolute fear. There are so many and they are so big that we are like grasshoppers compared to them.”
One of the men had the courage to step forward. “Let us go up. We are well able to overcome this land.” Caleb (and Joshua we will learn later) were the only ones who walked by faith. The rest walked by sight. The result of this would be disastrous.
God has a life of blessing for all those who will by faith determine to follow Him. Yes, there are giants to be faced. Yes, there are battles to be fought. Yet, the blessings are well worth all the struggles. May we have the faith and courage of Caleb to say, “Let’s go occupy the land” With God’s help we are well able to overcome it!”