“Thus they told him, and said, “We went in to the land where you sent us; and it certainly does flow with milk and honey, and this is its fruit. Nevertheless, the people who live in the land are strong, and the cities are fortified…” (Num 13:27-28)
The twelve spies never lied about the Promised land. They agreed that the land was good and they were correct in their statements about the cities being fortified (even Moses agreed with their assessment of the inhabitants in Deut. 3:5). They had found the land to be exactly as God had told them it would be.
They had found God’s promises to be true, but they didn’t trust the process. We all want to go to heaven, it’s just the process of getting there we don’t like. But the process is part of the promise. The same God that told them where they were going had told them how to get there. Life’s a lot like gardening, we all like the flowers, but most of us don’t like getting our hands dirty.
Trust the process. Jesus isn’t just the destination – He’s the Way (Jhn 14:6). When God tells us to carry our cross, keep His commands, love our enemies, be cheerful givers, turn the other cheek, be the light of the world, and a thousand other commands that terrify us: trust the process.
“If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.” (John 12:26)
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