Today's Devotion: April 19 & 20
Page Turners: Facing the Giants
Only do not rebel against the Lord, nor fear the people of the land, for they are our bread; their protection has departed from them, and the Lord is with us. Do not fear them.
When first graders start grammar school, and ninth graders start high school, they can feel like grasshoppers in a land of giants. Everything seems bigger and scarier. While things normally turn out okay, for one group of "new students," they didn't.
When Moses sent the 12 spies from Kadesh into Canaan to spy out the land, 10 of the 12 returned shaking in their sandals because of the giants in the land. They told Moses they would never be able to conquer such people and their walled cities. Their fear spread throughout the assembled nation and they were forced to spend their lives wandering in the wilderness. But when Jesus commissioned His apostles to go throughout the world to preach the Gospel to people who might be opposed, they obeyed wholeheartedly in spite of "giants" in the land.
By the Holy Spirit, God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power and love and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7). Don't worry about the assignments God gives you. We've read this page-turner and know that we win in the end!
When a man makes alliance with the Almighty, giants look like grasshoppers.
2 Kings 4-8