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We Are Able To Overcome

Numbers 13:27-31, “[27] And they told him, and said, We came unto the land whither thou sentest us, and surely it floweth with milk and honey; and this is the fruit of it. [28] Nevertheless the people be strong that dwell in the land, and the cities are walled, and very great: and moreover we saw the children of Anak there. [29] The Amalekites dwell in the land of the south: and the Hittites, and the Jebusites, and the Amorites, dwell in the mountains: and the Canaanites dwell by the sea, and by the coast of Jordan. [30] 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. [31] But the men that went up with him said, We be not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we.”

The children of Israel were traveling to the Promised Land. It was called this because it was the land that God had promised to them. They had finally arrived, and 12 men were sent to spy out the land.

They came back, and there were mixed opinions. Some of them were afraid. Verse 31 states they said, “We be not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we.” They were fearful because they lacked faith in what God had promised.

Caleb was different. He said in verse 30, “Let us go up at once and possess it; for we are able to overcome it.” Caleb had faith that God would deliver on what He had promised.

There may be situations in life that we face that may seem challenging. It may seem like there isn’t any way that we can get over/through it. However, we can trust in the Lord. He will help us fight our battles. Deuteronomy 3:22 says, “Ye shall not fear them: for the Lord your God he shall fight for you.” No matter what we are facing today, let us trust that God will help us overcome according to how He sees fit, and according to His will.

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