THE SPIRIT OF CALEB                                                  Numbers 14:11-25

But my servant Caleb, because he had another spirit with him, and hath followed me fully, him will I bring into the land whereinto he went; and his seed shall possess it. (v24)

If Caleb was alive today, there’s a good chance he’d qualify for “Person of the Year,” someone who has done the most to influence circumstances for the better.

Here’s his story in his own words. “I was forty years old when Moses… sent me… to explore the land… I brought him back a report according to my convictions, but my fellow Israelites who went up with me made the hearts of the people melt in fear. I, however, followed … God wholeheartedly… that day Moses swore to me, “The land on which your feet have walked will be your inherence.” So here I am today, eighty – five years old as strong as the day Moses set me out. I’m just as vigorous to go out to battle now as I was then. Now give me this hill country that the Lord promised me. Then Joshua blessed Caleb… and gave him Hebrew as his inheritance because he followed the Lord… wholeheartedly.” (Joshua 14:7NIV) You can learn valuable lessons from a man like Caleb. His life can be summed up in four sentences: (1) He had “a different spirit” from those around him. He was positive, a glass – half-full kind of person. (2) He believed that with God’s help every giant that stands in your way be conquered, even when others say they can’t. (3) He had a vision that neither age nor circumstances could diminish. And he was willing to wait and work for it even though it took forty-five years to fulfill. (4) In old age he remained young at heart and totally committed to God. So ask God to give you the spirit of Caleb (TWFT)

PRAYER LINE: Father, Lord, may we love You wholeheartedly today and follow You every day of our journey on this earth.

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 Commitment to Christ is a daily calling.

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