And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.
We read in Numbers 13 of how Moses sent twelve men to scout out the Promised Land to see if it was good or bad. Ten of the men came back with what the Bible refers to as “an evil report” (Numbers 13:32). They told Moses, “The land is good, but there are giants in it!” They also referred to themselves as “grasshoppers,” meaning they believed they were insignificant and incapable of defeating the enemy.
The fear they had of the giants prevented God’s people from entering the land that He had promised to give them. It wasn’t really the giants that defeated these people; it was their poor self-image. They only saw the giants; they failed to see God, and they failed to believe that with God, they could do anything they needed to do.
Joshua and Caleb were the only ones who had a proper attitude. Caleb said to Moses and the people, “Let us go up at once and possess it; we are well able to conquer it” (Numbers 13:30). They had the attitude that God wanted them to have.
With God, all things were possible. God had a glorious future planned for me, just as He does for Israelites.
God let me to realize who I am and the place a value to my life every day. In the times of difficulty may I remain whom I am?
The Nephilim were on the earth in those days–and afterward as well–when the sons of God had relations with the daughters of men. And they bore them children who became the mighty men of old, men of renown.
They went up through the Negev and came to Hebron, where Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the descendants of Anak, dwelled. It had been built seven years before Zoan in Egypt.
Nevertheless, the people living in the land are strong, and the cities are large and fortified. We even saw the descendants of Anak there.