Grasshopper Complex

Friday, June 23, 2017

God promised to give Israel the land of Canaan. So Moses sent a group of leaders to spy out the land, but most of them brought back a negative and discouraging report (Numbers 13:26-33). They said the land devoured its inhabitants and that the people were giants. Worst of all, the spies saw themselves as grasshoppers compared to those giants!

Some Christians look at Islam’s advances today and feel like they are grasshoppers next to giants. Even in the United States, Islam is taught in some public schools as a “culture,” but Christianity is not! The Islamic population in Europe is growing fast, while the original European stock is dangerously and precipitously shrinking! Experts say that in 50 years Europe will be majority Muslim.


Almighty God, when we believe your Word and take our responsibility as Christian witnesses seriously, we don’t see ourselves as “grasshoppers”; rather, we are more than conquerors. Humanly speaking, we are not up to the task of challenging the world of Islam to leave their darkness and come to the light of Christ. But we must not depend on human strength or wisdom. Help us have the kind of faith in you that David had. May we see the giant as too big to miss! Fill us with the power of your Spirit. Be our armor, our shield and our sword.

Help the church in Europe and America to see the influx of Muslims as a God-given opportunity to bring multitudes of Muslims to Christ the Savior.

Give the believers in my local church the vision to be effective messengers of the true God and bring Muslims to your Kingdom. Heal us from thinking we can never make a difference. Give us zeal and passion as we share your Word. Help us obey your Great Commission to make disciples of every nation (Matthew 28:19).

Glory, power and honor be to you alone, Lord, King and Savior. Amen.


He is not afraid of bad news. His heart remains secure, full of confidence in the LORD (Psalm 112:7, GW).

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