Deeper Life Higher Everyday Daily Devotional Guide
FRIDAY DECEMBER 10, 2021
FAITH IN AN ENVIRONMENT OF FEAR
BIBLE TEXT: NUMBERS 14:1-9
MEMORY VERSE: “Only rebel not ye against the LORD, neither fear ye the people of the land; for they are bread for us: their defence is departed from them, and the LORD is with us: fear them not” (NUMBERS 14:9).
The wilderness journey was originally designed by God to prove the faithfulness of the children of Israel. God allowed certain challenging situations to confront the people in order to examine their comportment in trying times. The evil reports brought back by ten spies constituted the environment upon which their fear thrived. Walking by sight was their nightmare. They soon forgot God’s miraculous deliverance through mighty signs and wonders. Obsessed by fear, they spoke against their leaders and wished they (murmurers) had died in Egypt.
Fear has torment, can cripple the brain and impair proper thinking. Like Joshua and Caleb, we must base our confidence in God’s promises. You must see through the eyes of faith and the might of the Almighty. Faith is our weapon of victory. Only faith can remove fear.
F.E.A.R. can be seen acronymically as False Evidence Appearing Real. Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world. Through the shield of faith, you can quench all the fiery darts of the devil. Walk by faith and not by sight.
QUOTE: See through the eyes of faith.
CHALLENGE: God calms all fears.
PRAYER: Oh Lord, increase my faith.