when fear infuriates God

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Deuteronomy 1:34-37 (JDV)

Deuteronomy 1:34 “When Yahveh heard your words, he was infuriated1 and swore an oath, and this is what he said:

Deuteronomy 1:35 ‘None of these men in this evil generation will see the good land I swore to give your fathers,

Deuteronomy 1:36 except Caleb the son of Jephunneh. He will see it, and I will give him and his descendants the land on which he has set foot, because he remained loyal to Yahveh.’

Deuteronomy 1:37 “Yahveh was angry with me also because of you and this is what he said: ‘You will not enter there either.

when fear infuriates God

God wants to bring us peace, and calm our fears – but not all our fears. Sometimes, fear is a manifestation of mistrust. God penalized the Israelites who refused to trust his promise. He caused an entire generation to wander in the open country and not see the land he promised. He did this because they let their fears cause them to mistrust God instead of obey him.

Lord, we surrender our fears to you today. We have decided to take those fears to you, instead of letting them lead us away from you.

1קָצַף Deut 1:34; 9:7-8, 19, 22.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is a former Christian missionary who now lives in Williamsburg, Virginia. If your church or small group would like to hear Jeff speak, you can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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