Deuteronomy 1:26-28 (JDV)
Deuteronomy 1:26 “But you were not willing to go up. You rebelled against the command of Yahveh your God.
Deuteronomy 1:28 Where can we go? Our brothers have made us lose heart, saying: The people are larger and taller than we are; the cities are large, fortified to the sky. We also saw the descendants of the Anakim there.’
Moses turns on his tape recorder and plays some of the tent talk. It reveals a people who are not sure that God has their best interest in mind. they are afraid of the size of the Amorites and their cities. They seem to forget that Egypt had enslaved them and God had rescued them. They blamed the scouts who had brought back the majority report. By doing so, they had chosen who they would believe.
We are responsible for our public words that we say online or at a town meeting. But God also hears our tent talk.
Lord, give us the courage to live positively, and say our words with integrity, no matter where we are.