Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Perfect Opportunity Presented

Scripture: Numbers 13:30
Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses and said, "We should by all means go up and take possession of it, for we will surely overcome it."

Insights: Today we will look at the first kind of response to the facts we have observed.  In other words, we noticed yesterday that there were both positive and negative facts presented by the spies who went into the Promised Land.  Based on those facts we can focus on the positive aspects of the facts or we can focus on the negative ones.  The choice is ours and our decision reflects our faith.  In today’s verse we see the response of Caleb.  As a side note, Joshua was also a voice for this decision.  Caleb focused on the positive aspects of the facts.  He believed in the God who had promised them that He would take them into this Promised Land.  As a result, his response was, “let’s go take the land, boys!”  Beloved, Caleb’s response ought to be our response.  I think it is safe to say that most of us have witnessed men and women who live their lives based on this kind of obedience.  When we look at those individuals is it not safe to say that we are inspired by them.  In fact, often times, we wish we had that kind of faith.  Let me challenge you to believe the truth of who you are in Jesus.  If you are truly born again, then you have that kind of faith.  You can hold fast to the promises Jesus gives to you.  As a result, by faith, you can choose to focus on the positive possibilities in regards to the facts before you.  I promise you, your life will be a much more enjoyable journey if you choose to follow after Jesus and believe His statements regarding the facts of your situation.  Walk with all of your heart toward Jesus.

  1. Are you presently walking by faith and believing the Lord for the promises He extends to you?
  2. If you are not, what will it take for you to start choosing to focus on the positive aspects of faith and God’s promises?

Prayer: Father, change my heart and lead me into the paths of righteousness.  Allow my life to reflect complete obedience to Your will and Your ways.  Let me clearly know Your commands and promises and be glorified through my devotion to You.  Amen.

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