Giants Versus Grasshoppers - Westside Church of Christ

Giants Versus Grasshoppers - Westside Church of Christ

Giants Versus Grasshoppers Numbers 13:32-33 Introduction I commend this congregation for its positive attitude towards the study of the Old Testament: Rom. 15:4; 1 Cor. 10:11 Israel sent 12 spies into the Promised Land: Num. 13:1-16 Their

recon of the land took 40 days, then they returned and 3 The Report: Giants! The report of the ten spies: Num. 13:26-29, 31-33 Synopsis: As promised the land is fruitful, indeed a land flowing with milk and honey! Nevertheless: a big red flag! A clear signal for an excuse! Nevertheless: the people are

strong, the cities are large and fortified, the land devours its 4 The Reaction: Moan, Murmur, Mutiny! The reaction of the people to the ten spies: Num. 14:1-4 Synopsis: Moan: all the congregation lifted up their voices and cried, and the people wept that night. Murmur: If only we had died in the

land of Egypt! Or if only we had died in this wilderness! Mutiny: Let us select a leader and 5 The Result: Failure! The rebellion caused the adult generation to fail to gain the Promised Land: Num. 14:26-35 whatever things were Be careful what you ask for written aforetime were because you just might get it!

written for our learning. God gave them what they asked for: Do we really that?! God answered theirget prayer: Num. 14:28-31 They complained their children

6 Giants Today? Christians are like the Israelites: delivered from bondage, from slavery to freedom: Rom. 6:6-11; Col. 2:12 Initial zeal after being baptized: 2 Cor. 10:2; Rom. 6:17-18 and ready to enter Promised Land. We too have seen the promised inheritance, Jesus has spied out the land and made a good report.

Neverthele ss 7 Giants Today? Our Report: Giants! Work: Eph. 2:10; Titus 2:14; Phil. 2:12; Col. 1:10 Other giants:

Teaching others Attendance Giving Lifes little distractions Family A besetting sin 8 Giants Today? Our Reaction: Moan, Murmur, Mutiny!

Moan: We cannot face it, we will not go up. Murmur: dissatisfaction over even the most trivial of things produces murmuring among some: Phil. 2:14 Mutiny: once moaning and 9 Giants Today? Our Result: Failure! When our problems close in and we remove God from the equation,

failure is inevitable. Moaning, murmuring and mutiny leads us into taking matters into our own hands. The Israelites did this and the results were disastrous: 2 Cor. 10 Right Reaction: Action, Assurance, Allegiance! Instead of moaning we need action! Num. 13:30; Phil. 3:13-14; 1 Cor. 15:50-54; 1 Jn. 3:2-3; Phil. 3:21

Instead of murmuring we need assurance! Deut. 1:29-30; Rom. 8:31-33; Heb. 10:22; Jas. 1:6-8; 1 Pet. 1:3-4 Instead of mutiny we need 11 Gods Result: Success! Submitting to Gods will and serving Him in His way will always result in success! Psa. 31:23-24; 46:1-2; Jer. 17:7-8

God gave Joshua the prescription for success: Josh. 1:1-9 The same principles apply to us 12 Conclusion It is so critical we learn from this great lesson:

Rom. 15:4; Heb. 3:7-4:2 For you and me: is the word mixed with faith? 13

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