The Lord replied, “I have forgiven them, as you asked. Nevertheless, as surely as I live and as surely as the glory of the Lord fills the whole earth, not one of those who saw my glory and the signs I performed in Egypt and in the wilderness but who disobeyed me and tested me ten times— not one of them will ever see the land I promised on oath to their ancestors. No one who has treated me with contempt will ever see it. But because my servant Caleb has a different spirit and follows me wholeheartedly, I will bring him into the land he went to, and his descendants will inherit it.

Numbers 14:20-24

Twelve men went into the promised land, and two different reports emerged among these men. The majority of those who went to spy out the land saw the inhabitants and immediately decided the task of taking the land was impossible. In the minority were two men who were eager to enter and take the land. The difference between these two groups of leaders reveals a critical principle for any man to live by. God will do what He promises, and He can be trusted.

Notice how God describes Caleb as having a "different spirit and follows wholeheartedly." Twelve men saw the same land and only two, Caleb and Joshua, filtered what they saw through the promises of God. Any situation can be seen in numerous ways, but godly leaders choose to evaluate and act with God's promises in mind. Those men experience God's best. As you assess the challenges you face as a man, look at them in light of God's Word and act accordingly.

DO THIS TODAY: Trust God and take action.


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