“Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, “Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it” (Numbers 13:30).
Today, God gives you a promise and makes a covenant, saying “You can easily overcome.” Moses, the devotee, while in the wilderness, chose twelve persons and sent them to Canaan to gather information. Joshua and Caleb were among the twelve and they brought good news. They said, “Let us at once inherit Canaan. It is a blessed nation where milk and honey flow. Since God has already promised, we can easily win it over.”
You may also catch hold of the Word of God and his promises firmly as Caleb and Joshua did. One who made the promise is faithful. He will definitely fulfil. Heaven and earth will pass away, but God’s words will never. Do not oppose your life’s problems with your own strength but oppose them with the strength and wisdom derived from God. Then, you can easily win over them.
It is true that seven nations and thirty-one kings were in Canaan. Indeed there were fortified hills and giant like sons of Anak but they were not able to overcome God. Even today, God comes with you as an Almighty. He will defend for you and fight a war for you. So, with His grace, you will inherit the victory.
All others who went with Joshua and Caleb saw themselves and they relied on their own strength. They came to a conclusion that the giants in Canaan were more powerful and overcoming them was impossible. Dear children of God, do not rely upon yourself for inheriting victory. Look up to God who is your Lord. Think of the promise which God gave you. So, speak of the words of faith; speak over the victory. “Death and life are in the power of the tongue (Proverbs 18:21).
Those who look at others instead of God indeed will shiver with fear. One Goliath was able to threaten the warriors of Israel. Saul and his commander Abner felt weak and feared to face Goliath. But the approach of David was different. His view was that it was easy to win and it was not necessary to fear Goliath since he had not been circumcised. Look up to God and speak such words of faith.
The servant of Elijah looked at the Syrian army and feared. But Elijah saw the chariot of fire and the horses which God had brought and thus inherited the victory
To meditate: “For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith” (I John 5:4).