I was forty years old when Moses the servant of the Lord sent me from Kadesh-barnea to spy out the land, and I brought him word again as it was in my heart.” (Joshua 14:7, ESV)

The testimony of Caleb one of the two faithful spies who recommended that the people obey the Lord and go in and take the Promised Land.  The Orthodox Study Bible quotes Ambrose:”Caleb and Joshua preferred virtue rather than safety, but the other ten spies preferred safety to virtue (AmbM).”

I wonder if we are not fast approaching this same choice in my own country.

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