Caleb told the people to be quiet and listen to Moses. Caleb said, “Let’s go now and take possession of the land. We should be more than able to conquer it.” But the men who had gone with him said, “We can’t attack those people! They’re too strong for us!”

Numbers 13:30-31

John Paul Jones once said, "those who cannot risk will not win." Jones was a man who knew both risk and winning as the United States first well-known naval commander in the American Revolutionary War. Caleb and the spies had a choice to make. Ten men felt the risk was too significant, while Caleb and Joshua knew God was greater than the risk of defeat.

Risk must be prefaced in the context of the bigger picture. Caleb knew that God was not just capable, but also on the side of the people. The land before him was being given to them by God. Evidence of God's provision made the risk acceptable. God's purposes are always supported by a trustworthy divine leader. Men will win when doing what God says, regardless of the risk.

DO THIS TODAY: Follow God in a bold way.


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