Re: Verse reading–Numbers 13:26-33; 14:1-9 (day three)
“Our wives and children will be taken as plunder.” You trust fear. You know fear. Fear’s been around your whole life, working to keep you safe, affirming what you’ve suspected all along. It keeps you away from risk, away from putting your mind to the hard task of solving problems, away from people calling for your help with troubling questions, away from the misery of those who need a word of hope or encouragement or warning. Courage, well, that’s a different story. Courage is a newcomer, spouting off new ways of thinking about the future. By thinking in those new ways, consider all you have to lose, fear tells you. Why do you think fear never tells you what you have to gain by staying afraid?