“We saw the Nephilim there (the descendants of Anak come from the Nephilim). We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them.” Numbers 13:33.
Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading: Numbers 12-13, Psalm 90, and Mark 2.
Those folks were scary big!
How do we see things? Through our eyes or God’s eyes?
Those who scouted the “Promised Land,” came back with conflicting reports. Most of them saw the largeness of the inhabitants. Caleb didn’t even mention the size of the inhabitants.
Was Caleb aware of the size of the inhabitants? No doubt he was. However, he was sure that the Israelites could move in and take over.
Where did Caleb’s confidence come from? I think it came from his paying attention to what God had told the Israelites. The land was going to be theirs’. Caleb had seen enough of God in action to believe that if God said it then it would happen.
How do we see the enemy? Do we trust our government to protect us from them?
How do we see the difficulties in our lives? Do we feel like “grasshoppers” facing them?
God is a great God. He is not overwhelmed by any enemy whether long range or immediate. Our trust must be in Him for any security we experience. He knows what is best for us. He cares for His own.
“Lord, we indeed are grasshoppers. We are small but we are connected to large You. We must face our problems through Your Eyes. You are in charge. Help me to navigate through today rightly representing You each step of the way. I love You, Lord.”
Believers are small. Their God is big.