Numbers 14:9 Only rebel not ye against the LORD, neither fear ye the people of the land; for they are bread for us: their defence is departed from them, and the LORD is with us: fear them not.
As the nation of Israel stood on the banks of the Jordan River they decided not to obey God and take His promise to heart. They were afraid. This fear caused them to rebel against God. The fear was a sign that they didn’t believe God. They will end up suffering for over 40 years because of this mistake.
It makes me think of our missionaries and others as they see what God could do and then allow fear to take over and control their lives. They allow fear to make them unfaithful to the Lord, they rebel against God.
How many of us do not honor God with our money due to fear? How many are afraid to trust God with their future, their children, their lives? This fear causes us to be the worse we can be.
Trust God. Step out by faith and live out who you are!