Sunday, September 09, 2012

Faith not Fear

This week, Sunday School students learned about how Moses sent 12 scouts into the promised land. Two of them, Joshua and Caleb came back with good news about a land flowing with milk and honey, but the ten other scouts warned about the inhabitants being giants, which led the people to complain and want to return to slavery in Egypt.

God complained to Moses, “How long will these people treat me with contempt? Will they never believe me, even after all the miraculous signs I have done among them?" (Numbers 14:11).
Moses prayed for the Israelites, reminding God of His promises, The Lord is slow to anger and filled with unfailing love, forgiving every kind of sin and rebellion." (Numbers 14:18a).
God rewarded Joshua and Caleb and once again forgave the grumbling Israelites, although their rebellion cost them another 40 years of wandering in the desert. God wants us to trust Him and faithfully follow where He leads us. It disappoints Him when we let our fears eclipse our faith in Him, His promises and His plans for us.

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