This is a trick on the Creator’s part who constantly sets different traps for us. On the one hand, He seems to tell me, “Send the spies,” but how can I send the spies if I am ready to follow the Creator with my eyes blindfolded?
Thus, despite this inclination and my internal desire to follow Him, I must invoke different egoistic desires inside of me that are called “the people,” and send the strongest and most skilled spies before me so that they will see what the Creator prepares for us in the land of Israel.
It turns out that we go through the entire way from First Man, through Babel, Egypt, and the desert, and reach the borders of the promised land and suddenly He says, “Go and find out what has been prepared for you.”
How can that be? The Red Sea was split before us, and we were not afraid to go through the desert and reach Mt. Sinai, and here he tells us, “Check out in advance what has been prepared for you,” despite the great, previous yearning and our close relationship.
This is the other side of the coin. It is time to fight the great egoistic desires in the land of Israel, and if we beat them, we will acquire a new spiritual level.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 3/30/15