Free online daily devotions for dating couples

” When someone else begins a conversation with those accusatory words, there is so much potential. I have the choice to lean into my natural instincts or control my tendency to let pride take over.

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Allowing fear and ungratefulness to overflow onto everyone they encountered, the spies spilled out fear on all the Israelites: "So they brought to the people of Israel a bad report of the land that they had spied out, saying, ‘The land, through which we have gone to spy it out, is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people that we saw in it are of great height …

and we seemed to ourselves like grasshoppers, and so we seemed to them’” (Numbers , 33b, ESV). They demanded to know why they couldn’t return to Egypt, where they’d been enslaved for centuries.

They directed their wrath straight at their leaders: Moses and Aaron (Numbers 14:1-4).

As I read this passage, I didn’t feel contempt for the Israelites. I’ve been the complaining consumer of God’s goodness before. And I see God respond to these men who didn’t immediately choose to defend themselves and their actions, but instead turned to God: not only defended them, He came into their presence.

What I felt instead was awe, seeing Moses and Aaron’s response: " (Numbers 14:5, ESV). Moses and Aaron remind me that a posture of humility brings God’s presence to my problem.

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