wrong-men.jpgWho are these men: Shammua, Shaphat, Igal, Palti, Gaddiel, Gaddi, Ammiel, Sethur, Nahbi, Geuel?

You might well have guessed that they are the ten men sent out from the tribes of Israel with Joshua and Caleb to explore the Promised Land, and who came back with a report lacking faith – you can read it in Numbers 13.

Faith can be a battle in which we need all the help we can get. Consider the command (not advice) contained in 2 Timothy 3:1-5

But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.

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