Your daily devotional by Dag Heward-Mills (8th July, 2015)

Posted: July 8, 2015 in Advice, Bible, Bible Commentary, Christianity, Devotional, Inspiration, Quiet Time, Quotes, Religion, Words Of Wisdom

July 08, 2015

DOUBT

Dag Heward-Mills

READ: Hebrews 3:7-19

…the men that went up with him said, we be not able to go up against the people;…and they brought up an evil report…

Numbers 13:31,32

The expression of doubt through our words is one of the things God hates. If you study the Bible carefully, you will find out that the Lord becomes very angry with doubting children.

He wants us to trust and believe in Him. He wants us to follow Him, and know that it is well with us because He is Jehovah-the One who keeps covenants and promises.

In the book of Hebrews, there is a question: “But with whom was he grieved forty years?” (Hebrews3:17). Was it the adulterers? Was it the idolaters? Was it the thieves? No. It was those who did not believe. You may be surprised, but God may be angry with you because of your lack of faith in His ability to bless you.

Remember the story of the twelve spies. Ten of them said,”We cannot do it. It is not possible!” I call them the “Cannot-Do People”.

“…the men that went up with him said, WE BE NOT ABLE to go up against the people…And they brought up an EVIL REPORT…” (Numbers 13:31,32). Notice here, that the words “we be not able”, are described by the Bible as evil. Words of doubt are one of the deadly poisons of the tongue. Observe that the ten spies poisoned the minds of multitudes of people with their “impossibility attitude”.

These are the types of words that Jesus wants to hear us say: “We are a Can-Do people. We can make it. God is on our side!”

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