Spiritual vitality in a time of judgement

Re: Verse reading–Numbers 13:1-2, 17-33; Joshua 14:6-10 (day seven)
“I am still as strong today as I was in the day Moses sent me; as my strength was then, so my strength is now” (14:11)  It was a dark period, spiritually.  Great mistakes had been made.  Serious consequences were being experienced by the nation.  How did Caleb retain spiritual vitality? How did he escape the deadening, discouraging impact of endless funerals and frustration as the nation waited out the judgement of God?  Good question for us who also live in a time of God’s out-poured wrath.  “The days are evil” says Paul in Ephesians 5.  (As if we needed the reminder)  2 Peter 2:9 says,   “The Lord knows how to rescue the godly from temptation, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment for the day of judgement.”  He knows how judge the culture and encourage the believer. Simultaneously.  Let none of us use the present age as an excuse.  God calls us to be  spiritually strong.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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