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Joshua 1:11 ESV
“Pass through the midst of the camp and command the people, ‘Prepare your provisions, for within three days you are to pass over this Jordan to go in to take possession of the land that the Lord your God is giving you to possess.’ ”
Joshua 1:15 ESV
until the Lord gives rest to your brothers as he has to you, and they also take possession of the land that the Lord your God is giving them. Then you shall return to the land of your possession and shall possess it, the land that Moses the servant of the Lord gave you beyond the Jordan toward the sunrise.”
In Genesis He Chooses His People
In Exodus He Redeems His People
In Leviticus He comes among His People
In Numbers He Commissions His people
Right in the Being of the Book of Numbers you can see that God was Preparing His People for Something
In Fact He was Preparing His beloved people for War
God tells Moses to take a Census of all of the capable Men that could fight
In Exodus He Redeems His People
In Leviticus
In Numbers He Commissions His people
Two Months to Sinai
10 Months training the Levites and constructing the temple
One Year in the Wilderness
Now God Is ready for them to break camp into what He has promised them
They Sent Out A Leader From each Tribe : Chief Among Them
They All Received the same Promise : I’m giving to the people
They All Had the Same Opportunity

Attitude Adjustment #1 Complaing

Complaing about the Food
Numbers 11:4 ESV
Now the rabble that was among them had a strong craving. And the people of Israel also wept again and said, “Oh that we had meat to eat!
Num 11
Numbers 11:5 ESV
We remember the fish we ate in Egypt that cost nothing, the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks, the onions, and the garlic.
Numbers 11:6 ESV
But now our strength is dried up, and there is nothing at all but this manna to look at.”
Unlikely Blessed but Dissatisfied
Dissatisfied
Now Complaing about Leadership
Numbers 12:1 ESV
Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Cushite woman whom he had married, for he had married a Cushite woman.
Numbers 12:2 ESV
And they said, “Has the Lord indeed spoken only through Moses? Has he not spoken through us also?” And the Lord heard it.
Num 12:
When We complain and criticize we are not ready for the Next Move of God
Numbers 13:1 ESV
The Lord spoke to Moses, saying,
Numbers 13:2 ESV
“Send men to spy out the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the people of Israel. From each tribe of their fathers you shall send a man, every one a chief among them.”
plural -cies 1650
1: self-satisfaction especially when accompanied by unawareness of actual dangers or deficiencies
2: an instance of complacency
Deuteronomy 1:21 ESV
See, the Lord your God has set the land before you. Go up, take possession, as the Lord, the God of your fathers, has told you. Do not fear or be dismayed.’
Det 1:21
Deuteronomy 1:22 ESV
Then all of you came near me and said, ‘Let us send men before us, that they may explore the land for us and bring us word again of the way by which we must go up and the cities into which we shall come.’
Deut 1:
Deuteronomy 1:23 ESV
The thing seemed good to me, and I took twelve men from you, one man from each tribe.

Attitude Adjustment #2: Wanting My Own Way

That there is no contradiction between the two accounts. We may be certain from many a recorded example that Moses would not have acted on the popular suggestion without referring the matter to the Lord, and that it would be the Divine command (when given) which would really weigh with him.

THE unbelief of the children of Israel, prompted them to send spies into Canaan. God had told them that it was a good land, and he had promised to drive out their enemies; they ought therefore to have marched forward with all confidence to possess the promised heritage. Instead of this, they send twelve princes to spy out the land, and “alas, for human nature,” ten of these were faithless, and only two true to the Lord. Read over the narrative, and mark the ill effect of the lying message, and the holy boldness of the true spies.

Numbers 13:1 ESV
The Lord spoke to Moses, saying,
Numbers 13:2 ESV
“Send men to spy out the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the people of Israel. From each tribe of their fathers you shall send a man, every one a chief among them.”

Num 13:
Numbers 13:23 ESV
And they came to the Valley of Eshcol and cut down from there a branch with a single cluster of grapes, and they carried it on a pole between two of them; they also brought some pomegranates and figs.
Numbers 13:25 ESV
At the end of forty days they returned from spying out the land.
Numbers 13:26 ESV
And they came to Moses and Aaron and to all the congregation of the people of Israel in the wilderness of Paran, at Kadesh. They brought back word to them and to all the congregation, and showed them the fruit of the land.
Numbers 13:27 ESV
And they told him, “We came to the land to which you sent us. It flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit.
Num 12

It’s Just Like God Said

Numbers 13:27 ESV
And they told him, “We came to the land to which you sent us. It flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit.
Numbers 13:28 ESV
However, the people who dwell in the land are strong, and the cities are fortified and very large. And besides, we saw the descendants of Anak there.
They are on the Verge of a great Victory and they

Complacent Leaders

1: self-satisfaction especially when accompanied by unawareness of actual dangers or deficiencies
2: an instance of complacency
The Information that they brought back was to tell Moses that the will of God isn't do able
They stopped Asking the Question what does God want us to do, what is manageable

Adjust from Making Excuses for our Giants

Instead of Executing Them

This Situation is beyond us
Numbers 13:29 ESV
The Amalekites dwell in the land of the Negeb. The Hittites, the Jebusites, and the Amorites dwell in the hill country. And the Canaanites dwell by the sea, and along the Jordan.”
Num 13:
Num 12:25
They Talk All about their enemies and never mention God
Numbers 13:30 ESV
But Caleb quieted the people before Moses and said, “Let us go up at once and occupy it, for we are well able to overcome it.”

Obeyed God

Insist they should enter and possess the land

Displayed Courage Rooted in Faith

Attitude Adjustment #3 Have Calm Assurance

Numbers 13:31 ESV
Then the men who had gone up with him said, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we are.”

Deuteronomy 1:20 ESV
And I said to you, ‘You have come to the hill country of the Amorites, which the Lord our God is giving us.
Deuteronomy 1:21 ESV
See, the Lord your God has set the land before you. Go up, take possession, as the Lord, the God of your fathers, has told you. Do not fear or be dismayed.’
Deuteronomy 2:3 ESV
‘You have been traveling around this mountain country long enough. Turn northward
Deut
Numbers 13:32 ESV
So they brought to the people of Israel a bad report of the land that they had spied out, saying, “The land, through which we have gone to spy it out, is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people that we saw in it are of great height.
Disobeyed God
Numbers 13:33 ESV
And there we saw the Nephilim (the sons of Anak, who come from the Nephilim), and we seemed to ourselves like grasshoppers, and so we seemed to them.”

Attitude Adjustment #4 Don’t Be Self Defeating

Numbers 14:1 ESV
Then all the congregation raised a loud cry, and the people wept that night.
Numbers 14:2 ESV
And all the people of Israel grumbled against Moses and Aaron. The whole congregation said to them, “Would that we had died in the land of Egypt! Or would that we had died in this wilderness!
Numbers 14:3 ESV
Why is the Lord bringing us into this land, to fall by the sword? Our wives and our little ones will become a prey. Would it not be better for us to go back to Egypt?”
Number 14
Numbers 14:4 ESV
And they said to one another, “Let us choose a leader and go back to Egypt.”
Numbers 14:5 ESV
Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces before all the assembly of the congregation of the people of Israel.
Numbers 14:6 ESV
And Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, who were among those who had spied out the land, tore their clothes
Numbers 14:7 ESV
and said to all the congregation of the people of Israel, “The land, which we passed through to spy it out, is an exceedingly good land.
Numbers 14:8 ESV
If the Lord delights in us, he will bring us into this land and give it to us, a land that flows with milk and honey.
Num 14:
Numbers 14:9 ESV
Only do not rebel against the Lord. And do not fear the people of the land, for they are bread for us. Their protection is removed from them, and the Lord is with us; do not fear them.”
Numbers 14:10 ESV
Then all the congregation said to stone them with stones. But the glory of the Lord appeared at the tent of meeting to all the people of Israel.
Numbers 14:11 ESV
And the Lord said to Moses, “How long will this people despise me? And how long will they not believe in me, in spite of all the signs that I have done among them?
Numbers 14:12 ESV
I will strike them with the pestilence and disinherit them, and I will make of you a nation greater and mightier than they.”
Numbers 14:24 NLT
But my servant Caleb has a different attitude than the others have. He has remained loyal to me, so I will bring him into the land he explored. His descendants will possess their full share of that land.
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