In the book of Exodus, Moses leads the people of God out of Egypt and into the Promised Land. Before taking hold of their blessing, God told Moses to commission 12 spies to go in and check out the land of Canaan. The majority of the spies, ten in all, returned with a bad report. Almost in the spirit of Eeyore, these men said, “We can’t do it. The enemy is too big. The challenge is too great.” The remaining two spies, on the other hand, brought back a good report. They said, “The land is flowing with milk and honey. Yes, the enemy is great, but our God is greater!” (Numbers 13) Whose report would Moses believe?
Much like Moses, we are faced with, yet again, two reports. Some reports say our current economic uncertainty will lead America into a financial collapse making it impossible for us to buy gas, heat our homes, and provide for our families. Yet God’s report says, “The righteous will not be forsaken.” (Psalm 37:25), and “My God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19) Whose report will you believe?