“And they told him, and said, We came unto the land whither thou sentest us, and surely it floweth with milk and honey; and this is the fruit of it. Nevertheless the people be strong that dwell in the land, and the cities are walled, and very great: and moreover we saw the children of Anak there. The Amalekites dwell in the land of the south: and the Hittites, and the Jebusites, and the Amorites, dwell in the mountains: and the Canaanites dwell by the sea, and by the coast of Jordan. And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it” (Numbers 13:27-30).
Ten well-intentioned, important, valiant (?) men led thousands to needlessly die and brought great suffering to their families. Yet, ultimate responsibility was on each who listened to them. Had they chosen to follow Caleb and Joshua, they would have lived and not died in the wilderness. The simple will be easily swayed to follow the wrong people to their own hurt.
My Brothers, may I encourage you not to be among them. Be in the Word daily, and be obedient. Don’t be swayed, but stay the course in Christ.