Scripture records several remarkable testimonies about a man who followed the Lord fully! Consider the following passages:
After Caleb had served God faithfully in the mission to spy out the land of Canaan, God commended him highly:
Numbers 14:24 But my servant Caleb, because he had another spirit with him, and hath followed me fully, him will I bring into the land whereinto he went; and his seed shall possess it.
God testified to how Caleb had followed Him fully and would reward him for having done so!
God, however, did not fulfill that promise to Caleb until 45 years had elapsed after He had first made that promise (Josh. 14:6-14). When He did so, three additional testimonies were given to Caleb’s having followed God fully .
First, Caleb testified that he had done so:
Joshua 14:8 Nevertheless my brethren that went up with me made the heart of the people melt: but I wholly followed the LORD my God.
Second, he then spoke of Moses’ having testified of his having done so:
Joshua 14:9 And Moses sware on that day, saying, Surely the land whereon thy feet have trodden shall be thine inheritance, and thy children’s for ever, because thou hast wholly followed the LORD my God.
Finally, the inspired writer of Joshua testified that he had done so:
Joshua 14:13 And Joshua blessed him, and gave unto Caleb the son of Jephunneh Hebron for an inheritance. 14 Hebron therefore became the inheritance of Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite unto this day, because that he wholly followed the LORD God of Israel.
Scripture thus records four testimonies to Caleb’s having followed the Lord fully!
Scripture highlights for our profit that Caleb fully followed God. As he did, so must we. Let us do so in the fullness of the Spirit and by the grace of God!
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