FAITHFUL TO GOD?
A. Questions: 1) Do I want to be blessed by God? 2) How far am I willing to go to
obey God? There is a connection.
B. The Children of Israel were close to entering the Land of Canaan. ( The Wilderness of
Paran, Numbers 12:16)
1. The Lord instructed Moses to send spies into the land and bring back a report.
Numbers 13:17-21; 26-33 (122)
C. Let’s focus on several lessons that we can learn.
I. The Children of Israel had a special opportunity. Vv23,27,30
A. The conditions of the land: _____________________________________________
B. What could have possibly kept them from taking advantage of this awesome
C. We have a special opportunity because God has promised the faithful eternal
life. 2 Corinthians 5:6-8 (854); Revelation 21:1-5 (916)
1. What could possibly keep us from taking advantage of the awesome opportunity?
II. The Children of Israel had a grasshopper complex.
A. Could anything have kept them from entering the land “flowing with milk and honey?
B. God has promised the faithful eternal life. Could anything keep us from that promise?
Hebrews 2: 1-5 (883); Hebrews 4:1; Hebrews 6:4-6; Hebrews 10:26-31
III. The Children of Israel faced opposition. Numbers 13:28,31-33 (122)
A. The opposition: _______________________________________________________
B. God has promised the faithful eternal life, but there are “giants.” Do we face any of
1. Sin. Galatians 5:19-21(862); Galatians 6:7-8a
2. Cowardice. Numbers 13:32-33 (122)
3. Rebellion. Numbers 14:1-10 (123)
A. All of the military men-those who had been numbered- died in the wilderness except
for Joshua and Caleb who entered the Land of Promise. Numbers 14:26-33
B. Do we want to be blessed by God? How far are we willing to go to obey God?
C. Obey God’s plan of salvation; repent.