was in a man named Caleb
: an outstanding
quality of life ...bringing success
Of course none of it is of any eternal value at all ... unless it's
...Yes God Himself, indwelling us by Christ's
- Christ is as available to us now for the service into which
He puts us as the Father was to Him then, in the service into
which He sent Him ...like He said "...as
the Father has sent me,
even so I send you!
In Deuteronomy 1:36 God said, "Caleb ...has wholly followed
Here is the story of a man who poured all that he had into this
life to which God had sent him ....OR was it the life in which he
simply found himself along with all the others being led by
Moses?!!! More likely the latter and more likely later on
discovered through his contemplation and love for the Lord that
it was in fact the Lord Himself Who had indeed sent him there
and arranged for him to grow up with Moses and Joshua and all
the other leaders with whom he served as a younger man and
zealous to go at God's bidding anywhere at any cost at any time!
was God's commendation after about 40 years
of service in the desert
through which they traversed and found
daily God's supply and assurance of His Presence!
Caleb was a man of unwavering faith!
Completely and unreservedly he trusted in the Presence and
Power of the Almighty One! His fearlessness rested on His God
in Whom he put his faith!
that God could
...and for sure ...God did!
At about the age of 40, he along with Joshua were caught on the
short end of a minority report! The vote was 10-2! Caleb and
Joshua were the 2 ...but they were confident in their report
(Take some time to read all about that in Numbers ch. 13.)
The majority saw the giants but the two men of faith saw God.
They all saw with their eyes the reality of what was there in the
land but these 2 saw things from a completely different
The 10 saw the giants ...just like the 2, but they could only see
them according to their own weakness and smallness!
The 2 saw the giants and a lot more, but these saw all that in
relation to the power of the LORD!
What Caleb inwardly believed he outwardly confessed, regardless
of the consequences! He lived up to his name: Caleb, which means
"all heart"! He pleased God for he "dared" to believe! To him it
was not a "dare" but "normal" to believe in a much greater God!
- Caleb declared: "we are well able
I love his dauntless spirit! Wow!
- He says "let's go
up at once
..." This was no cocky or proud or
strutting boast of an egotist.
- Even at the age of 85
he was still on target...
completely and solely shouting "Let's go! Give me a mountain to
Caleb was a man who was willing to stand alone!
Strong in His conviction he wanted to "get on with it"!
- Yes ...Caleb followed God fully! That was God's
of Caleb's quality of heart and attitude.
This life that is here today and who knows for how long yet ...can
still be run and walked in victory ...WHOLEHEARTEDLY!
Think about this!
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what I've written above ...please write to me by email.
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