The ten member committee report on giants and grasshoppers struck fear and depressing discouragement into the whole congregation of God’s people.  That still happens.  The report about giants and grasshoppers is constantly dug up and revived by a new committee of the congregation.  The giants we see or imagine always appear larger than us “little ole grasshoppers”.  The report imagines itself to be prophetic, but it is really fear mongering.  David, Joshua and Caleb know better than to make their God into a grasshopper.  After all, He is bigger than all that can come against His people.

“So they spread this bad report about the land among the Israelites: ‘The land we traveled through and explored will devour anyone who goes to live there. All the people we saw were huge.  We even saw giants there, the descendants of Anak. Next to them we felt like grasshoppers, and that’s what they thought, too!’” Numbers 13:32-33 (NLT)