We first hear of this week’s hero, Caleb, in Numbers chapters 13 and 14. We really don’t hear much about him until 40 years later. After God’s people were freed from captivity in Egypt they sent spies in to the promise land. Caleb was chosen as his tribe’s representative. When they came back only Joshua and him had the faith and courage to go forward.
Then Caleb silenced the people before Moses and said, “We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it.” Numbers 13:30
Joshua son of Nun and Caleb son of Jephunneh, who were among those who had explored the land, tore their clothes. Numbers 14:6
But because my servant Caleb has a different spirit and follows me wholeheartedly, I will bring him into the land he went to, and his descendants will inherit it. Numbers 14:24
Caleb had enough faith in God to counter his culture. When everybody was saying we can’t, he and his Godly friend said we can’t but God can! A great lesson here in trusting God and having Godly friends.
May we always seek God’s way and be blessed by faithful friends. Amen?