What can be said about our lives from outsiders or individuals in our spheres of influence? If
someone we’ve come in contact with were to give a statement on our lives, what would it be?
Could they say from the way you lived, that you were a follower of Jesus if you never told
In Numbers 13, The Lord told Moses to send men to explore Canaan and return with a report.
In Numbers 13: 17-20 it says,
17 When Moses was sending them out to explore Canaan, he said, “Go through the Negev and
then into the hill country. 18 See what the land looks like. Learn about the people who live
there. Are they strong or are they weak? Are they few or are they many? 19 Learn about the
land that they live in. Is it good land or bad land? What kind of towns do they live in? Do the
towns have walls protecting them? Are the towns strongly defended? 20 And learn other things
about the land. Is the soil good for growing things, or is it poor soil? Are there trees on the
land? Try to bring back some of the fruit from that land.” (This was during the time when the
first grapes should be ripe.)
This section of the chapter speaks for itself. Given these guidelines, what do our lives and
1. LEARN ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE THERE.
None of us stand alone. We are made to work together for the cause of Christ
1 Corinthians 12:27 – All of you are the body of Christ
Colossians 2:19 – Because of Christ all the parts of the body care for each other and help each other.
As we study the full content of these scriptures, I pray that each of us is reminded of the
story that our lives tell. The story is not only ours but that of the One we believe in.