Saturday, February 20, 2010
There Was Not a Man Left of Them
Num 26:65 For the LORD had said of them, They shall surely die in the wilderness. And there was not left a man of them, save Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun.
Caleb and Joshua distinguished themselves from the rest of the Jews in the wilderness by believing in God and acting by faith on His Word.
Imagine, 2 out of 600,000 men in the wilderness who believed God, and thereby pleased Him. Hebrews tells us that without faith, it is impossible to please God.
Jesus asked the rhetorical question, when the Son of Man returns, will He find faith on the earth?
It makes you wonder if there will be one man, woman, boy or girl left of us with true faith in God. Honestly, I don't see a whole lot of it among the people I know. Lip-service type faith, there is plenty of that. But the kind of faith that moves mountains in issues related to the salvation of souls, the spiritual prosperity of the church, health, relational and financial, etc., I don't see a whole lot of it.
God is looking for faith to be expressed among His children, will there be one left among us who will not die in the wilderness of unbelief?