Read: Numbers 14:6-9
If the Lord delight in us, then he will bring us into this land (Numbers 14:7).
An Exceeding Good Land
The land of Canaan always represented to the Hebrews the supreme blessing of God. When Abram was called to leave Ur of the Chaldees, God promised him a homeland in Canaan. When Moses led Israel out of Egyptian bondage, the people of God were on the march to Canaan.
Among holiness people the land of Canaan has been a favorite figure of God’s highest spiritual blessings. Egypt with its poor diet of leeks and its bitter slave bondage has symbolized the miserable life of the sinner. Escape from Egypt by crossing the Red Sea has been a figure of conversion. Wilderness wanderings have been used to picture the unhappy life of the Christian who has escaped sin’s enslavement but who has not yet crossed the Jordan river into the Promised Land. God’s best for Israel was Canaan, so the sanctified life has often been described in those terms. Here is the glad testimony of a satisfied, sanctified Christian:
I’m over the Jordan tide; The waters did there divide. I’m in the land of Canaan, Abundantly satisfied.
I am in the land of Canaan, This land of corn and wine. The atmosphere is pleasant; The fruit is large and fine.
— I. G. Martin
God has promised, “If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land” (Isaiah 1:19).
Prayer For Today
O God, I want Thy best for my life. I do now yield myself entirely to Thee. Lead me into the land of Thy Promise.