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Deuteronomy 22-25 (JDV)

Deuteronomy 1:22 “Then all of you approached me and said, ‘Let’s send men ahead of us, so that they may explore the land for us and bring us back a word about the route we should go up and the cities we will come to.’

Deuteronomy 1:23 The request seemed good to me, so I selected twelve men from among you, one man from each tribe.

Deuteronomy 1:24 They left and went up into the hill country and came to the Valley of Eshcol, scouting the land.

Deuteronomy 1:25 They took some of the fruit from the land in their hands, carried it down to us, and brought us back a word: ‘The land Yahveh our God is giving us is good.’

seemed like a good idea

The decision to send a team of scouts seemed like a good idea — even to Moses. But God’s command was for the people to go up and take possession. If they had only obeyed the command in faith they would have avoided decades of misery.

Lord, we need the wisdom to know when to stop analyzing and to just do it.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at -- !
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