I didn't realize until doing sermon prep today that the ten spies who spied out Canaan lied to the people. Canaan was most certainly not a "land that devours its inhabitants", and I bet there weren't any giants, either. They brought back a big bunch of grapes on a pole, then told everybody to ignore it. Reminds me of that old Groucho Marx quip, "Who ya gonna believe, me or your lying eyes?"
Jack is the teaching elder of Ironworks Pike Community Church. He is a graduate of Columbia Biblical Seminary http://www.ciu.edu.