When Faith Fails
Passage: Numbers 13:1–13:2, Numbers 13:26–13:33, Numbers 14:1–14:20
Summary and Goal:
The Israelites failed the test of faith as they were called to enter the promised land. In the example of the Israelites, we see what it looks like when we fail to have faith. When faith fails, we start looking at our strength instead of God’s and we forget the power God has demonstrated in the past as well as His future promise. When our faith fails, we need a faithful representative who will plead to God in our place.
1. When faith fails, we start looking at our strength instead of God’s (Num. 13:1-2,26-33).
2. When faith fails, we forget God’s past power and His future promise (Num. 14:1-12).
3. When faith fails, we need a faithful representative to plead for us (Num. 14:13-20).
God punishes and redeems the faithless for the glory of His name.