MONDAY 30TH MAY,2016
TOPIC: YOU CAN DO IT!
TEXT: Numbers 13:30 “Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, “let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome “
After seeing the giants in the Promised Land, ten of Israel’s twelve spies came back and said, ‘It can’t be done’ the other two, Joshua and Caleb, said, ‘It can’ but because of Israel’s unbelief, Caleb had been forced to spend forty more years wandering through the wilderness.
By the time the Israelites crossed the Jordan River he was eighty years old. Then another five years passed before the various tribes of Israel were assigned land to occupy. Here’s how Caleb described it all, years later: ‘l was forty years old when Moses…sent me..,to explore the land.
And I brought him back a report according to my convictions, but my fellow Israelites who went up with me made the hearts of the people melt in fear. l, however, followed the Lord my God wholeheartedly’ (Josh. 14:7-8).
If you’ve a negative attitude when you’re forty, there’s a good chance you’ll have one when you’re eighty-five. Actually, there’s a good chance you won’t even make it to eighty-five! Twelve spies went out, but only Joshua and Caleb had the faith to say, ‘We can do it’ and forty-five years later Caleb was as feisty as ever! Want to guess what happened to the other ten spies? They died. None of them made it to Caleb’s age. It’s as simple as this: faith and optimism can add years to
STUDY THE BIBLE
ROM 6/1 SAM 15/PS 60