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A Heart like Caleb


In Numbers 13, we see the heart of Caleb revealed. Despite the opposition from the ten evil spies, he maintained his faithful position towards God. In essence, you could see that he had an unwavering loyalty to God. This steadfastness, produced great strength within him but also set him up to receive a bountiful harvest.

What was it about Caleb that made his heart posture so distinct? When you study names in the Bible, you begin to learn the spiritual implications of them. A physical name, reveals the destiny on the spiritual plane. Caleb’s name meant, dog. In other words, it signified the loyal spirit that dog’s carry. And as we observe in Numbers 13, this was the very spirit that was within him.

Quite often, we speak of having a heart like David. But even David indirectly mentioned the importance of having a heart like Caleb. When a man is undivided in his heart, he is stable in all his ways. He can be trusted and more importantly used greatly as a vessel in God’s Kingdom.

So may we all desire to have a heart like Caleb...

Scripture(s) Meditation:

“Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.”

James 1:8 NIV

”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

”Teach me your way, Lord, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.“

Psalms 86:11 NIV

Song(s) Meditation: You have my yes by MaryAnne J. George feat. Naomi Raine

To listen to today's song meditation, click here.

Reflection Question(s): We invite you to discuss below.

Do you struggle with double-mindedness? What is the source? How will you work to overcome it?


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Ray Wood
Ray Wood
Dec 26, 2023

Sirach 46

9 And the Lord gave Caleb strength, which remained with him to old age, so that he went up to the hill country, and his children obtained it for an inheritance;

10 so that all the sons of Israel might see that it is good to follow the Lord.

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