The Dread of Not Mattering

Posted on October 25, 2010
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“When worry shapes our lives, safety turns into our god. When safety turns into our god,
we worship the risk-free life.” – Max Lucado
Quantities 13:27-32
27 They gave Moses this account: “We went into the terrain to which you sent us, and it does flow with
milk and honey! Here is its fruit.
28 But the individuals who reside you will discover effective, along with the cities are fortified and quite large. We even
noticed descendants of Anak there…
30 Then Caleb silenced the individuals prior to Moses and said, “We should go up and take possession
in the terrain, for we are able to undoubtedly do it.”
31 But the males who experienced away up with him said, “We cannot attack those individuals; they’re stronger
than we are.”
32 And they spread amongst the Israelites a poor report concerning the terrain they experienced explored. They said,
“The terrain we explored devours those living in it. All of the individuals we noticed you will discover of wonderful dimension.
Quantities fourteen:4-10
4 And they said to each other, “We should choose a leader and go back to Egypt.”
five Then Moses and Aaron fell facedown in front in the complete Israelite assembly gathered there.
six Joshua boy of Nun and Caleb boy of Jephunneh, who were amongst those who experienced explored the
terrain, tore their clothes
seven and said to the entire Israelite assembly, “The terrain we handed by way of and explored is
exceedingly very good.
eight If the Lord is pleased with us, he will lead us into that terrain, a terrain flowing with milk and honey,
and can give it to us.
9 Only do not rebel in opposition to the Lord. And do not be concerned in the individuals in the terrain, mainly because we
will swallow them up. Their safety is away, but the Lord is with us. Don’t be concerned of them.” ten But
the complete assembly talked about stoning them…
Joshua fourteen:6-12
six Now the males of Judah approached Joshua at Gilgal, and Caleb boy of Jephunneh the Kenizzite
said to him, “You know what the Lord said to Moses the guy of God at Kadesh Barnea about you and
me.
seven I used to be 40 years outdated when Moses the servant in the Lord sent me from Kadesh Barnea to
take a look at the terrain. And I introduced him back a report in accordance with my convictions,
eight but my brothers who went up with me made the hearts in the individuals melt with worry. I, however,
adopted the Lord my God wholeheartedly.
9 So on that day Moses swore to me, ‘The terrain on which your ft have walked will probably be your
inheritance and that of the kids permanently, mainly because you’ve adopted the Lord my God
wholeheartedly.’
ten “Now then, just as the Lord promised, he has stored me alive for forty-five years given that the time he
said this to Moses, while Israel moved about inside the desert. So right here I’m currently, eighty-five years outdated!
11 I’m still as powerful currently as the day Moses sent me out; I am just as vigorous to go out to battle
now as I used to be then.
twelve Now give me this hill country that the Lord promised me that day. You by yourself heard then that
the Anakites were there and their cities were large and fortified, but, the Lord assisting me, I will drive
them out just as he said.”
3 phrases from Caleb’s life that help us give ourselves to what issues most…

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