Numbers 32:9 For when they went up unto the valley of Eshcol, and saw the land, they discouraged the heart of the children of Israel, that they should not go into the land which the LORD had given them.
God’s people got right to the edge of the promise. Some of them even got to see the promised land. Others discouraged them and kept them from getting all that God had prepared for them.
I fear that many “mature” Christians have been guilty of this. We have been there. We have seen what God says that He will do but we look at the problems. We consider what might go wrong and then we instill fear and doubt into the hearts of others.
They could enjoy what God has for them but we choose to discourage them. What a legacy to have! What a reputation!
The land was theirs. It had been given to them. All they had to do was take it.
Do you know that the abundant life is yours? Did you know that a spiritual rest is yours? Did you know that you are loved and accepted just as you are in Christ?
Don’t let anyone discourage you from the truth of His grace. Live the crucified life today! That is not hard. It is not something that will hurt you but will rather bless you!
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