Numbers 13:31 False Reports

But the men who had gone up with him said, “We can’t attack those people; they are stronger than we are.” Numbers 13:31

On a regular basis people are faced with tasks that seem tremendously huge and unsurmountable. A few people will face these tasks and overcome them, while the majority will back down out of fear and no confidence.

Those that face the tasks and tackle them will often remember past difficult task that they have already overcome. Forgetting past accomplishments will make the task appear to be larger and more impossible.

After exploring the new land, the majority of the Israelite men stated that they could not attack the people because the enemy was stronger.

The Israelite explorers were speaking the truth when they stated that the people of the new land were stronger, but they had forgotten that they had overcome Egypt, the greatest power of the world at that time.

Following God will mean one is moving into a new territory, a new land. The enemy, the world, will fight against the believer, attempting to stop him or destroy him. The world does not want to lose ground.

Natural eyes will see the world and its powers as greater and more powerful than the individual. Many believers back down from taking new ground. They fear what the world may say or do. The world appears to be too big and powerful.

However, the true believer has God’s Holy Spirit resting in him and giving him the favor and strength of God. He will remember what God has already done in the past and will continue to do in the future and will not believe the false reports of the size of the enemy.

God beat the enemy in drawing a person to believe in Him. Now God can beat the enemy through the believer, taking more ground in this world.

You will have tasks set before you that appear larger than you are. Although those tasks are large, God is bigger. Remember what God has already done in your past and in the past lives of others. What God has done before He can do again.

Don’t allow the false reports of how large the enemy is to cloud your mind but fill your thoughts with how large God is. Go in and take on the task with God at your side and see God give you the victory.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will see difficult tasks through the eyes of God; that you will see how strong and faithful God is; and that God will strengthen you to reject the false reports of the world.

1 Corinthians 1:25 Wiser And Stronger

For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength. 1 Corinthians 1:25

Over the centuries of mankind, there have been some men that have been considered very wise. They were ‘wisest’ enough to have been remembered over time. People look back on what they said and marvel at it and hold on to their sayings.

Very few people hit a level of wisdom in which many around the world even recognize. Some may appear to be wise to a few people around them, but do not have a large following.

Paul tells the people of Corinth that God’s wisdom and strength is greater than any that man can produce.

The wisdom of man is very limited. No man has experienced everything that could possibly be experienced. He has never learned absolutely everything about nearly anything. It only appears to be very wise, because it is often beyond that of those around him.

God is the only being in the universe that has perfect experience and knowledge. He is the only one that can qualify for perfect wisdom in every area of life. Along with having that perfect wisdom, God also made everything, giving Him the greatest strength.

In His perfect wisdom and strength, God made salvation possible for all men. He also sent His Holy Spirit to guide every believer in how to live a holy life for Him.

Instead of looking to books and other people, every believer must be looking to God for wisdom and strength. While books and people can help some, they will fall short in the end. Only God has perfect wisdom.

To most men, God’s wisdom will appear foolish, but it is because God can see the end result clearly, whereas man cannot.

You are in need of wisdom and strength in how to live your life each day for God. Do not short change yourself by looking just to the poor wisdom of man, but look to God’s perfect wisdom.

God is waiting and ready to impart some of His wisdom to you, if you ask for it. Trust that God knows what is best in every situation and do what He says. Trust that God will give you the needed strength to get through each and every situation He allows you to be in.

Remember that His wisdom and strength is greater than that of any person, including you.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will trust God’s wisdom for your life; that you will trust God’s strength; that you will seek God first for every situation; and that God will reveal His wisdom to you.