Intro – Here is Bill Shade with today’s “Moment from God’s Word”.
Message – In Numbers 13, we find the young nation Israel on the very verge of success and victory. Who would have ever guessed that a nation of slaves could have escaped their bondage and made a successful march across a desert wilderness and now they stand on the boarder of the Land God promised them. With great anticipation they sent out the spies and now they return with a cluster of grapes so large it took two men to carry it. Listen to their report:
We came into the land where you sent us, and surely it flows with milk and honey; and this is the fruit of it…. ( The land was all God had promised it would be – no one could have asked for more.) But now listen to their conclusion:
Nevertheless, the people are strong that dwell in the land, and the cities are walled, and very great: and moreover we saw the children of the Giant (Anak) there. (Numbers 13:27, 28)
Amazing – sobering, how one little word can change everything. That one word doomed Israel to 40 years of daily funerals in the wilderness till that generation died. Nevertheless, looks at circumstances. It counts is own resources, and when you do that, you have stopped believing and trusting God.
Closing – This is Kile Smith. You have been listening to Bible Teacher and author, Dr. Bill Shade, Director of Advanced Studies for Source of Light Ministries International. Our college-recognized, three-year, Bible Institute curriculum is now available online. We invite you to visit us on the Web at advancedbiblicalstudies.net – that’s advancedbiblicalstudies.net and begin a systematic study of God’s Word today.