Tomorrow, when the "explorers" came back from their exploration, they reported the following:
'We cannot go forward against those people!' replied the men who had gone with him. 'They are too strong for us!'
They began to speak badly about the land that they had explored. They told the Israelites, 'The land that we crossed to explore is a land that consumes its inhabitants. All the men we saw there were huge!
And at the end of tomorrow's Torah-section, we read:
speak to the Israelites and have them make tassels on the corners of their garments for all generations. They shall include a twist of sky-blue wool in the corner tassels.These shall be your tassels, and when you see them, you shall remember all of God's commandments so as to keep them. You will then not stray after your heart and eyes, which [in the past] have led you to immorality.
There is more than one way to look at reality and interpret it; either you believe that it's a struggle between people and if you aren't strong enough you have no chance to fulfill your dream. Sometimes you perceive the other as a dangerous giant and inevitably, you feel you are a potential and eternal victim.
Probably, concluding the section with the commandment of Tzitzit (tassels) with a twist of sky-blue (techelet) that reminds us of the endless sea and of heaven, could teach us that there are other dimensions involved and that military strength doesn't imply ability of living in the Promised Land.
Shabbat Shalom to all