Re: Numbers 13:1-2, 17-33; Joshua 14:6-10 (day five)
“But my brothers who went up with me made the hearts of the people melt with fear.  I, however, followed the Lord my God wholeheartedly.”  (14:8)  Caleb is not bragging.  (Moses will make the same judgment about him in v. 9)  He is simply reporting what happened years before at Kadesh Barnea.  10 members of the select committee bring a fear-based report.  Only Caleb and Joshua see the possibilities of God’s call.   Are we whole-hearted?  Hearts COMPLETELY,  focused on the Lord and His plans and power to help?  Do we entertain fear, lingering too long on the  problems that may lay ahead, becoming, by implication, half-hearted?  It will not turn out well.  “Love the Lord with ALL your heart and your soul and your mind and your strength” is not only a command, it is the path of LIFE for the people of God.  No one can serve two masters.  No one can succeed with half a heart.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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