Monday, April 20, 2015

April 21, 2015

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

As we have been diligently seeking the Lord’s will concerning FredWes’ relocation prospects I have spent considerable time in this portion of Scripture. God had led His people to the edge of the Promised Land as He promised when they left Egypt.

But Numbers 14 records the troubling way God’s people reacted upon receiving the report about what the 12 spies had spied in the Land of Promise. It wasn’t a good reaction. In fact, it was a very bad and irrational reaction!

I encourage you to read the entire chapter. When you do this 24th verse will jump out at you because it is such a contrast in tone with the rest of the chapter. Caleb stands out like a shining star!

Caleb reminds me of Andrew in the New Testament. You won’t see him mentioned much, but every time he shows up in Scripture he is doing something significant! The world can’t have too many Calebs! Neither can local churches!

I want you to notice three outstanding descriptions God gives when He commends him to Moses. As you meditate on these three God-given compliments, think of what God might say about you if He were to describe you to someone!

Here’s the first!

Caleb was dedicated servant – “my servant Caleb”.

What does a dedicated servant do?

He dedicates himself to serving his master faithfully and fervently! Whatever the master desires a servant provides or performs. A servant obeys his master promptly and in the way that pleases the master.

Caleb was a dedicated servant!

Are you?

Who are you serving?

How are you serving?

Is pleasing God your greatest desire, as it was with Caleb?

Do you have a servant’s heart?

If not, what needs to change in you?