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The past week I have been reminded of the story of the twelve spies sent in to scope out the land. I’m not sure what their problem was, as God had already told them, actually promised them, the land was theirs.

God told them to send men to explore the land (Numbers 13:2) and simply, come back and give a report.

After a forty day exploration, the men come back and reported:

“We entered the land you sent us to explore, and it is indeed a bountiful country””a land flowing with milk and honey. Here is the kind of fruit it produces.  But the people living there are powerful, and their towns are large and fortified. We even saw giants there …” (Numbers 13:27-28, NLT)

They no longer focused on the land and the crops they had seen, or the lush land which would be good for cattle.

They no longer focused on the fact God had promised them the land, and it was already theirs.

They only focused on the words which came after the big “but” …

  • “But the people living there are powerful …”
  • “But their towns are large and fortified …”
  • “But the people are giants …”

And the fear spread throughout God’s people.

Now before we get too hard on them, we still do the same thing. We know God’s Word, His precious promises to us and yet, we also respond with “but”.


Won’t you join me at Woman to Woman Ministries HERE as we look at the fears which can hold us back from all God promises us.


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