Trust God

October 25th, 2011

RG102511Numbers 13:26-33

Refusing to trust God is the essence of sin. Adam and Eve’s sin in the Garden of Eden was not as much the result of disobedience to God’s command as it was a failure to trust in what God said. Trust can be established by one event or several consecutive events. However, once that trust is broken by a failure on the part of the one trusted it can take a lifetime to repair.

Joshua and Caleb were drawing upon a large reservoir of events in their experience with God. They had never seen God fail. They were convinced they had made the right choice and would stand with God to the end.

Caleb’s word of challenge to the children of Israel was the outflow of his spirit. God recognized. The sanctified life is a life filled with the right spirit, the Holy Spirit. Trust is the natural response to a God who dwells in fullness from within.


One Response to “Trust God”

  1. Robert Hagedorn Says:

    October 26th, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    Saint Augustine couldn’t do it, but can someone else explain what kind of fruit Adam and Eve ate in the story? This may sound silly, but after 6000+ years we deserve an intelligent explanation. No guesses, opinions, or beliefs, please–just the facts that we know from the story. Treat the whole thing as a challenge. But first, do a quick Internet search: First Scandal.

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