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How Will You Be Remembered?
by Steve Higginbotham
July 6, 2009
How well do you remember Shammua, Shaphat, Igal, Palti, and Gaddiel?  Well then, how about Gaddi, Ammiel, Sethur, Nahbi, or Geuel?  Come on, you're telling me you don't know these men?  Oh, but you do.  You know them well, and have probably heard sermons about them, read about them, and maybe even taught Bible class about them.  Still don't know who I'm talking about?

These are the names of the ten faithless spies that Moses sent into the "Promised Land." These are the men who came back with a bad report, saying that they could not take the land.  However, as you know, Moses didn't send 10 spies into the land, he sent 12.  Interestingly enough, the two spies who came back with a good report, you probably remember by name...Joshua and Caleb.

Interesting isn't it?  The difference between being a hero that everyone knows by name, and a nameless blemish on the history of God's people is faith or the lack thereof.

Question:  Judging from your present lifestyle, will you be remembered by name as a man or woman of faith, or will you fade away into obscurity?  Give it some thought.
Copyright 2009, South Green Street Church of Christ, Glasgow, Kentucky
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