Thoughts on Numbers 13

It was God who commanded the Israelites to “spy out the land”. They were to check it out: what kind and how many people were there, what kind of kind of defenses do they have, is the land fertile for farming, etc. God could’ve just commanded them to just all go together, like in Jericho, so we know God has something in mind.

Their report was correct, it was objective – good, clean facts. But what comes after is the interesting part. With the same facts come different conclusions, depending on who is giving it. Perspective, or as Stephen Covey refers to in his book – Paradigm, determines how we respond to the facts. This is a valuable concept, whether in business or in personal / family life.

And there we saw the Nephilim (the sons of Anak, who come from the Nephilim), and we seemed to ourselves like grasshoppers, and so we seemed to them.” (Numbers 13:33 ESV)

How you see yourself, how others see you, how God sees you

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