Faithful Despite Unfaithfulness

International Sunday School September 22, 2019

Numbers 13:1-2  The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,  (2)  “Send men to spy out the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the people of Israel. From each tribe of their fathers you shall send a man, every one a chief among them.”

Numbers 13:17-18  Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan and said to them, “Go up into the Negeb and go up into the hill country,  (18)  and see what the land is, and whether the people who dwell in it are strong or weak, whether they are few or many,

Numbers 13:25-28  At the end of forty days they returned from spying out the land.  (26)  And they came to Moses and Aaron and to all the congregation of the people of Israel in the wilderness of Paran, at Kadesh. They brought back word to them and to all the congregation, and showed them the fruit of the land.  (27)  And they told him, “We came to the land to which you sent us. It flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit.  (28)  However, the people who dwell in the land are strong, and the cities are fortified and very large. And besides, we saw the descendants of Anak there.

Numbers 14:1-2  Then all the congregation raised a loud cry, and the people wept that night.  (2)  And all the people of Israel grumbled against Moses and Aaron. The whole congregation said to them, “Would that we had died in the land of Egypt! Or would that we had died in this wilderness!

Numbers 14:5-10  Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces before all the assembly of the congregation of the people of Israel.  (6)  And Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, who were among those who had spied out the land, tore their clothes  (7)  and said to all the congregation of the people of Israel, “The land, which we passed through to spy it out, is an exceedingly good land.  (8)  If the LORD delights in us, he will bring us into this land and give it to us, a land that flows with milk and honey.  (9)  Only do not rebel against the LORD. And do not fear the people of the land, for they are bread for us. Their protection is removed from them, and the LORD is with us; do not fear them.”  (10)  Then all the congregation said to stone them with stones. But the glory of the LORD appeared at the tent of meeting to all the people of Israel.

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