It’s been said, “Words are containers. They carry faith or fear, and they produce after their kind.”
This is what we find in the Old Testament book of Numbers chapters 13 and 14. Twelve men were sent out from the people of Israel into a land of promise, to see the land and the people there and to bring back a report for all Israel to hear. All twelve encountered the same journey, but not all twelve saw the same thing. Ten were overwhelmed with what they were up against but TWO were confident about what God had give them.
In the face of national changes and a shifting culture, God is calling for Caleb’s and Joshua’s to rise up and speak out in faith and encouragement. We need people to be like “The Two” who chose to see the world with the eyes of faith and respond with passion. We need a culture shift where the Church can rise up as a voice of encouragement in the midst of a culture that feeds off of fear.
What kind of world are we creating with our words? Who do you identify with, the ten or the two?
Fear belongs to the ten but it takes faith to be “The Two.”
“Unbelief overlooks the promises and power of God, magnifies every danger and difficulty, and fills the heart with discouragement. May the Lord help us to believe! we shall then find all things possible.” Matthew Henry