Well able to heal

When the children of Israel arrived at the Promised Land, Moses sent out a party to search the land. After forty days, they returned to Moses and reported that the land "floweth with milk and honey" but that the inhabitants "are stronger than we ... men of a great stature ... giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers."

One searcher, Caleb, had seen the same sights, but his faith in God's purpose brought him to a different conclusion. He and Joshua later said: "Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it. ... If the Lord delight in us, then he will bring us into this land, and give it us. ... Fear them not." The preponderance of fearful testimony prevailed, however, and the children of Israel wandered in the wilderness for forty years before accepting their ability to enter the Promised Land (see Num., chaps. 13–14).

Challenges, spiritual growth, and love
October 17, 1994

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