Not too long ago I was listening to a radio show from a pastor in California. The topic was faith and how we can be challenged with our faith and that we aren’t as bold as we should be. We aren’t as bold as Caleb but we should be.
Caleb was one of twelve men (one from each of the twelve tribes of Israel) who went to spy out the land of Caanan promised to them by the Lord. When the men returned from their journey, they gave their report to Moses. They all reported that the land was flowing with milk and honey, just as the Lord had promised. They also reported that the Amalakites were there, strong, and the cities were fortified. The believed they had no chance to take this land from the inhabitants of the land.
Except for Caleb and Joshua.
Caleb knew that the land that was promised to them by God would be theirs.
“Let js go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it.” (Numbers 13:30 KJV).
Caleb knew that if God could hit the Egyptians with ten plagues, lead them out of Egypt and through a parted Red Sea, and help the Israelites defeat their enemies in battle then he could lead them into Canaan and defeat those that dwelt in the land.
Caleb was bold enough to try to rally the people and tell them that if God can take them through everything they’ve been through, then He can take them into the land that He promised them. The Israelites, however, forgot that aspect. They also forgot that their God was an awesome and powerful God. They also forgot that He never breaks a promise.
Do you, at times, find your faith wavering? Do you find it difficult to profess your faith to others and witness to them the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ? I know I do. But sometimes we need to have the faith and determination of Caleb and remember that God is always with us and will help us through those difficult times. If you don’t know what to say to people when you are witnessing to them, the Holy Spirit will be there to give you the words that you may lack.
And if you haven’t found your faith and salvation in Christ, I invite you to do so now. Repent of your sins and turn towards Christ and follow in His ways. And if you need to talk to someone, don’t hesitate to reach out to me in the comments section and I will get back with you as soon as I can.
Thank you for reading and God bless!