Daily Lift – March 5, 2019

Who Arrived Home

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The Thirteenth of Numbers tells us of twelve men sent by Moses to search the land of Canaan, which God had promised to the people Israel. Joshua and Caleb were the only ones of the twelve to return and enthusiastically endorse going up at once to possess the land. While Canaan had been found to be a fruitful and fertile place, ten of the spies insisted that Israel was unable to overcome the inhabitants of the land. Rather than be encouraged by the positive report of Joshua and Caleb, the congregation of Israel instead lifted up their voice and cried at the negative report of the ten, and they murmured against Moses. Ultimately, their sorrow would be multiplied when they would not only fail to enter their land of promise but would also spend the rest of their lives wandering in the wilderness. Of those twenty years old and upward of that generation, only Joshua and Caleb would enter Canaan. Though the majority would neither hear their words nor follow their example, they are the only responsible adults who arrived home.

Written and voiced by David Hayes Prophater