For some reason man does not like to believe God

Deuteronomy Bible Background

03.06.2017 – Old Testament: Deu 1.28–33

To read the Bible in a year, read Deuteronomy 1–2 on March 6, In the year of our Lord 2017

By Don Ruhl

The tribes of Israel insisted that Moses send spies into the Land of Canaan, and he agreed to do so. However, when the spies returned, they persuaded Israel that they could not take the land. They believed man more than they believed God,

“Where can we go up? Our brethren have discouraged our hearts, saying, ‘The people are greater and taller than we; the cities are great and fortified up to heaven; moreover we have seen the sons of the Anakim there.’ Then I said to you, ‘Do not be terrified, or afraid of them. The LORD your God, who goes before you, He will fight for you, according to all He did for you in Egypt before your eyes, and in the wilderness where you saw how the LORD your God carried you, as a man carries his son, in all the way that you went until you came to this place.’ Yet, for all that, you did not believe the LORD your God, who went in the way before you to search out a place for you to pitch your tents, to show you the way you should go, in the fire by night and in the cloud by day” (Deuteronomy 1.28–33). 

Israel, Moses reminded the nation, had already witnessed the plagues that the Lord put upon Egypt, and if He could do that to the Egyptians, what could He do to the Canaanites? However, Israel made the decision that the spies carried more weight than the God of heaven!


  • Do you let man persuade you from believing the Lord?
  • Do you believe that the Lord always speaks the truth?

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