In Numbers 13, we learn the names of the twelve spies sent to investigate the land. You will never remember ten of their names!  Why? 14:37, “these men responsible for spreading a bad report about the land were struck down and died of a plague before the Lord.” But if you do remember their name, you will remember only one thing about them. They rejected God’s promises and spread a bad report about God’s Promised Land to the rest of the people.

The bad report that these ten men brought back incited the people to say in 14:4 “let us choose another leader (instead of Moses) to take us back to Egypt.” The ten spies said, “we can’t go up against them (the giants in the land) they are stronger than we are. Next to them we felt like grasshoppers and that’s what they thought too.” Another thing you will remember about the ten, if you remember anything, is that they were cowards. They were afraid of the giants. 

But there were 12 spies not just 10. In contrast to the 10, you will never forget the names of the other two: Joshua and Caleb. They argued with the ten: “Do not rebel against the Lord and don’t be afraid of the people of the land. They are only helpless prey to us! They have no protection, but the Lord is with us.” When the Lord is with you, there isn’t anything you can’t face! There’s nothing you really need to be afraid of.  I often wonder how I will be remembered, if at all!