Here's the scripture that stuck this week:
Deuteronomy 1:19-26 The Message
19-21 Then we set out from Horeb and headed for the Amorite hill country, going through that huge and frightening wilderness that you've had more than an eyeful of by now—all under the command of God, our God—and finally arrived at Kadesh Barnea. There I told you, "You've made it to the Amorite hill country that God, our God, is giving us. Look, God, your God, has placed this land as a gift before you. Go ahead and take it now. God, the God-of-Your-Fathers, promised it to you. Don't be afraid. Don't lose heart."
22 But then you all came to me and said, "Let's send some men on ahead to scout out the land for us and bring back a report on the best route to take and the kinds of towns we can expect to find."
23-25 That seemed like a good idea to me, so I picked twelve men, one from each tribe. They set out, climbing through the hills. They came to the Eshcol Valley and looked it over. They took samples of the produce of the land and brought them back to us, saying, "It's a good land that God, our God, is giving us!"26-28 But then you weren't willing to go up. You rebelled against God, your God's plain word.
Interesting passage. I see good and bad in Moses' leadership here. The good side is that he listened to his people and allowed them to give him some advice. It's never bad to listen. But, maybe he listened too much, considering their ultimate outcome. Not sure about this one, it intrigued me.
What's your Word?