Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, “Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.” Numbers 13:30
You’ve probably seen the drawing of the duck and the rabbit. It’s a single image that, viewed from one perspective, looks like a duck, but viewed from another perspective, looks like a rabbit. Another example is the drawing of a single figure that, from one angle looks like a haggard old woman and from a different angle looks like a beautiful young woman. How one sees the images is all a matter of perspective.
When Moses sent twelve men into Canaan to do reconnaissance—to learn about the land and its inhabitants—the men returned with different perspectives. Ten of the men told Moses the land was unconquerable; there were giants in the land and their cities were impregnable. But two men—Joshua and Caleb—had a different perspective. They believed God would give them victory and give them the land. Their perspective was this: We can trust God and His promises in spite of the circumstances.
We can trust Him the same way if our perspective is biblical: God keeps His promises to His people.
As long as we continue to trust in our own abilities and activities we shall avail nothing. D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Numbers 13:17-14:45 – Skip Heitzig