The Land Flowing with Milk and Honey!
The Lord had promised Moses and all the children of Israel the “Promise Land.” After Moses sent the spies to search out this land they came back with a bad report. They said “we came unto the land whither thou send us, and it flows with milk and honey, and this is the fruit of it. 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.” Numbers 13:27 & 28
Then, the spies told of other people living in the land, Amalekites, Hittites, the Jebusites, and Canaanites. 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.” Numbers 13:30
Read on through verses 32 and 33… the spies said they saw men of great stature. “And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of giants; and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.” Numbers 13:33
Read the story of Moses, Joshua, and Caleb all through Numbers, the 14th chapter. Read how the children of Israel cried all night and wanted to return to the land of Egypt where the Lord had set them free from being slaves. Here is what Joshua and Caleb told the Israelites: “Only rebel not ye against the Lord, neither fear ye the people of the land; for they are bread for us: their defense is departed from them, and the Lord is with us; fear them not.” Numbers 14:9
Sometimes the battle is not easy, but we are on the winning side! Fear not, the Lord is with us! The Lord will give us the land flowing with the milk and honey!
Missionary Bobby Burnette