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God gives the people a glimpse of what he is about to give them, and it’s the classic good news and bad news scenario. The good news is that the land is rich with abundant produce. The bad news is that the people who will need to be defeated are strong. Caleb trusted God, so he could only see God’s provision. The other spies didn’t trust God, so they could only see defeat.

Almost any challenge in life could be looked at through these lenses. Are we headed for defeat, or is God giving us an opportunity for him to do something good? We’re probably more likely to run away from a challenge if it appears huge, but God is always bigger than the challenge.