"And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Send thou men, that they may search the land of Canaan, which I give unto the children of Israel: of every tribe of their fathers shall ye send a man, every one a ruler among them. And Moses by the commandment of the LORD sent them from the wilderness of Paran: all those men were heads of the children of Israel... And Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan, and said unto them, Get you up this way southward, and go up into the mountain: And see the land, what it is; and the people that dwelleth therein, whether they be strong or weak, few or many; And what the land is that they dwell in, whether it be good or bad; and what cities they be that they dwell in, whether in tents, or in strong holds; And what the land is, whether it be fat or lean, whether there be wood therein, or not. And be ye of good courage, and bring of the fruit of the land. Now the time was the time of the firstripe grapes."(Numbers 13:1-3;17-20)
Today's Morsel: When I was an Infantry Squad Leader and an Instructor at the Reconnaissance School, one of my duties was to teach soldiers how to go into the enemy area and obtain information. We used what was called the SALUTE Report. The letters stood for Size, Activity, Location, Uniform, Time, and Equipment. Once they had this information, they would then meet and disseminate the information to other soldiers so that all would have the same information should one get captured or killed. The Lord told Moses to send men to espy out the land of promise. They all brought back their salute report, but some of them brought back an evil report. It was not their job to provide an evil report, it was their duty to gather information. It was Moses' job to determine the strength and weakness of the enemy based on the information they brought back to him. Always remember, it not your duty to tell others how big your enemy is, it's your duty is to tell the people how big your God is. "And it came to pass, when the ark set forward, that Moses said, Rise up, LORD, and let thine enemies be scattered; and let them that hate thee flee before thee." (Numbers 10:35) Your enemy is no match for your God. Once he sees the ARK, he flees. As long as you keep Jesus lifted up in your life, your enemy will flee. So be encouraged.
Sing: Well, I'm going to the enemy's camp, gonna, take back what he stole from me; I'm going to the enemy's camp, gonna, take back what he stole from me; I'll put him under my feet, under my feet, I'm claiming the victory.