Caleb is a hero of the Scriptures. He is heroic in faith. He is a champion of the Lord. Wouldn’t it be great to be known by others as a champion of the LORD. Let’s look at a time in Caleb’s life. At this point they have reached a destination and battles have been fought and won, and some lost.
“Hebron therefore became the inheritance of Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite unto this day, because that he wholly followed the LORD God of Israel“ Joshua 14:14 (KJV).
Caleb was one of two who when they had returned from spying out the Promised Land, before they would enter it, who had the faith to enter after seeing that there was a hard war to be fought (READ Numbers chapter 13). Because of his faith he and Joshua were the only people over the age of 20, at the time of the rebellion, that was allowed to enter and dwell in the Promised Land.
Now, we see Caleb being rewarded once again. In verse 12 we find Caleb saying, “Give me this mountain”, and he said it knowing there were “Giants” in that mountain. He thrived in the struggle. His further statement was, “If so be the LORD will be with me, then I shall be able to drive them out, as the LORD said.”
O, how the one’s who follow Jesus Christ need this heart of faith. To not be hindered by the barriers, and some of those are self imposed. To not be loaded down with the baggage of fear and doubt. How was it that Caleb could go and conquer?
“Because that he wholly followed the LORD God of Israel”. Let’s be sure we wholly follow the Lord Jesus, Son of God, King of kings, and LORD of lords. Through faith in Jesus Christ we can take that mountain that looks daunting at the moment.
-Tim A. Blankenship