Day 10 – Advantages You Can’t See

Day 10 – Advantages You Can’t See

Advantages You Can’t See

By Eric English

We are all familiar with the 12 spies that scoped out the Promised Land.  Their experience is chronicled in Numbers chapters 13 and 14.  It speaks volumes to how we as people assess situations, and the decisions we make based on what we see. But that’s the problem with our visibility, it’s finite.  We act as though what we see and experience brings full context to our situations, but it never does.  

When the 12 spies returned they were segregated into two groups based on their assessments.  There were 10 who looked at the situation through a completely analytical lens, and they were accurate in their assessment. The enemy was greater and stronger and mightier than they were. They removed God from the equation and concluded that He was unwilling to intervene on their behalf.

Then there were the two spies, Joshua and Caleb.  They saw and experienced the same things that the 10 spies did. However their assessment was different; “Let us go up at once and take possession for we are well able to overcome.”  

What advantage did these two spies believe they had that the other 10 did not? Obviously they had faith in God but their faith was qualified in the following belief.  They believed that although they had finite visibility, God has infinite visibility of the situation that they faced. There were things that God could see that they could not. And they trusted that God was working the details of the situation for their personal advantage.

Today in whatever situation that you face, believe the following. Believe that God has given you advantages that you cannot see and that He is orchestrating events for your benefit in life.

Joshua and Caleb were living out what Paul said in Romans 8:28. Paul knew that all things work together for good for those who love God and are called according to His purpose.