Caleb: A Mountain Climber
Caleb was a spiritual man for he gave all there was of him to the Lord. The Bible says, "He wholly follower the Lord." If I were to ask you do you wholly follower the Lord I wonder how many people in this congregation would life their hands.
The modern Church thinks their pastor is being a fanatic when he preaches the Lord expects one-hundred percent commitment.
Well friend if you think that way then you are 100% wrong and you and you are a disgrace to the grace of God. O
I. THE CLAIM OF FAITH - Vs. 6
The name "Caleb" means "dog". However, in the ancient language called Akkadian, the name came to mean a loyal servant of the king.
If you think of it, both those mean faithfulness. After, dogs are man's best friend.
"He wholly followed the Lord" Seven times the Bible tells us that Caleb either "wholly" or "fully" followed the Lord. Notice in verse 8 Caleb is speaking. Joshua 14:8
Nevertheless my brethren who went up with me made the heart of the people melt, but I wholly followed the Lord my God.
In verse 9 Moses is speaking.
So Moses swore on that day, saying, 'Surely the land where your foot has trodden shall be your inheritance and your children's forever, because you have wholly followed the Lord my God.'
And in verse 14 –
Hebron therefore became the inheritance of Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite to this day, because he wholly followed the Lord God of Israel.
To wholly follow the Lord means that there is nothing between you and God. The Lord delights in commending those that follow the Lord.
D.L. Moody was a shoe clerk and then became a Sunday school teacher and then he became a powerful preacher that shook the world for the Lord Jesus Christ.
He once heard Henry Varney says, "The world has yet to see what God could do in and through and for a man totally and wholly committed to Him ...
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