Blessed Are the Clueless (Sometimes)


In Deuteronomy 1:39 we read that the Jews were concerned their little children would become prey for the Canaanites. However, it’s those very children who actually become conquerors. In their fear, the parents didn’t trust God and therefore didn’t get to enter the Promised Land. It was these little ones who “have no knowledge of good or evil” who are given the opportunity to enter instead. At the time of the great decision they were clueless, but God chose to bless them anyway. Rewards are given to these helpless little ones who never had to exercise faith or even resist the urge to fear. The picture is one of pure grace.

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