“Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, “Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.”” (Numbers 13:30, NKJV)
These words spoken by Caleb after he, Joshua and the other ten spies returned from spying out the land of Canaan. Moses was commanded by God to send ten the spies into Canaan so that they might validate for Israel that the land God was leading them to was indeed a land “flowing with milk and honey.” Yet the ten spies return complaining that they are too small in numbers and too weak to conquer the people of the land. Caleb responds in the affirmative, assuring Israel that they are “well able to overcome it.”
Notice that Caleb does not dispute the fact that there are very many enemies in the land. He does not deny that the people of the land are strong. Nor does he argue the fact that there are giants in the land. What Caleb does say is that, no matter what is in the land, his faith is in God and God’s might enables him to declare “we are well able to overcome it.” Caleb had a fearless faith.
1. Would you say that you have a FEARLESS FAITH?
2. Does your faith in God prompt you to declare that no matter what or how difficult the situations, you with God are “well able to overcome it?’
3. Caleb lets us know that strength is not found in our physical ability, our intellectual ingenuity or our numbers. Our strength is in Almighty God and what makes us strong is our faith in Him.
4. As I shared with you in yesterday’s POINTS TO PONDER, it is faith that pleases God. Can God proclaim that His is pleased by you because He has found in you one who has a FEARLESS FAITH?