Good seed, but bad soil
Dr. Roberto Miranda
In chapter 13 of the book of Numbers we have the familiar story of when the Israelites are in the desert, and Moses sends spies to scout the land of Canaan before entering and invading it.
Before coming to the desert, the Hebrews had lived for centuries in Egypt, part of that time as captives. They had been slaves, and in reality God had allowed them to dwell in Egypt only as they grew and became a large and viable people, and then brought them out and into the Promised Land.