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CityLight Pastor Commentary:
“It truly flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit. Nevertheless the people who dwell in the land are strong…” (Num 13:27-28). The men whom Moses sent to spy out the land of Canaan returned with grapes, pomegranates and figs: great fruit from a land of plenty. Yet instead of trusting in God’s promise that the land had been given to them, the Israelites were filled with doubt. Only Caleb stood up to encourage the people, but he was immediately shouted down by the other spies.
Whenever we are faced with obstacles, we must remember this: nothing worth having in life comes easy. Jesus said the only way to find life is to lose it for His sake. If we want to live our lives for God, there will be sacrifice required. God paid the ultimate price, and gave His Only Son to die for us, so that we might be restored to a right relationship with Him. Shouldn’t we be willing to give everything we have to a Father who already paid the Highest Price for us?
“Father, help me to remember that if I’m presented with an obstacle, you make it an opportunity. I want to live my life for Your Son Jesus Christ!”
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