As God’s people are making their way to the Promised Land, they come upon people already living in lands they are about to enter. Moses sends out scouts to check things out.
There are two reactions. While the scouts admit that God is powerful, they put a “but” after that statement and then focus on how terribly powerful these people look to them and how afraid they are. Whenever you hear the word “but” in a sentence, it often simply cancels out all that went before it!
Joshua’s response is belief in God’s power to save from all enemies. His name is the same as “Jesus,” which is simply the way that people who spoke Greek said the Hebrew name, “Joshua.”
How wonderful and powerful is God who loves you and saves you through Jesus!
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The Saturday passages follow the reading list that Jewish people use in their synagogue worship throughout the world. They are taken from
“The Torah,” the first five books of the Bible from Genesis to Deuteronomy that are read each year beginning with autumn.
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