Numbers 13- Spies sent into Canaan
2- Send out one spy from each tribe.
3-21- The spies are given directives and sent out by name.
22- Descendants of Anak...giants from the ancients. Hebron would later become Caleb’s inheritance.
25- They returned after 40 days…..means the ending of a trial or probationary period.
26-27- Verified what God had already said…
28-29- INSTEAD reasons why it can’t be taken.
30- Caleb says let's go for it. ABLE- have the power or capacity to PREVAIL
31- Negative report ...more voices against than for.
32- Again...describing why it WON’T happen. Sounds like us today!
33- HOW WE SEE OURSELVES IS HOW THE ENEMY WILL SEE US ...IN CHRIST WE ARE MORE THAN CONQUERORS ...IT'S TIME WE MAKE THAT OUR REALITY (ROMANS 8)
Spiritual advance requires faith and unbelief will never see beyond the difficulties. Unbelief sees walled cities and giants rather than the presence and power of God. Unbelief looks at obstacles, faith looks at God. Joshua and Caleb were willing to do the unpopular thing and call the people to positive faith. They led the way into the future by confronting a negative report and helping a new generation rise to serve God in faith. (Jack Hayford Study Bible)