And there we saw the giants, the
sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in
our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their
Moses sent men into Canaan to see what it was like
before all the Israelites entered the land. After spying
out the land, these men reported that it was a land
"flowing with milk and honey" (Numbers 13:27). That was
the good news. The bad news was that the people already
living in the land were strong and their cities were
walled. Caleb, a man after God's own heart, had also
seen these so-called obstacles, but immediately replied,
"Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well
able to overcome it" (Numbers 13:30). The other men, not
agreeing with Caleb, argued, "And there we saw the
giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and
we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were
in their sight" (Numbers 13:33).
When obstacles stand in your way, are you like Caleb
ready to overcome anything? Or are you like the other
men who went to spy out the land, only seeing the size
of the obstacle and your own weakness? Too often, we see
our obstacles as giants and ourselves as mere
grasshoppers, helpless to do anything. We give up,
thinking that there's no way we can possibly overcome.
Caleb and the other men saw the same things. They all
saw the walled cities and the giants. The difference was
their perspective. While the other men saw themselves as
weak, Caleb saw the Israelites as strong, not in
themselves, but in God. With God, they could overcome
Are you feeling like a grasshopper fighting giants?
Trust in God and overcome.
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