Numbers 14:24 – CALEB – SOMEBODY SPECIAL
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.
Okay, admit it! You’d like to be known as “somebody special”. Surely you should be “somebody special” in the eyes of your wife or husband, son or daughter, mom or dad.
You might want to be considered “somebody special” because of the quality of work you do on the job or as a student. Although it is nice to be considered “special” by someone else, people do not always make you feel special when they should. However, if you know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior, you are special in God’s eyes. See Ephesians 1:3-7.
As Christians, we can also continue to distinguish ourselves as “somebody special” through our Godly behavior. Caleb, who stood for God during a very trying time in Israel’s history, distinguished himself as “somebody special”. The story of the stand which he took along with Joshua is found in Numbers 13:26-33 and Numbers 14:1-10.
In Numbers 14:24 God shows us what made Caleb so special.
HE WAS A SERVANT – But my servant Caleb,
He put God’s plans ahead of his own. God owned him. Galatians 2:20, Luke 9:23-24, Romans 1:1
HE HAD ANOTHER SPIRIT – because he had another spirit with him,
I personally feel that the Spirit he had with him was the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is with each Christian (1 Corinthians 12:13, Romans 8:9) and wants to fill or control each Christian (Ephesians 5:18).
HE HAD A STRATEGY – and hath followed me fully,
All Caleb did was follow God’s directions. He was obedient. What better strategy for life than to obey God? 1 Samuel 15:22-23, John 4:34, 8:31
HE HAD SUCCESS – him will I bring into the land whereinto he went; and his seed shall possess it.
Caleb received what he was promised (Joshua 14:6-15).
As we imitate Caleb, we will be successful in the eyes of God, and rewarded. Galatians 5:22-23, 2 Timothy 4:7-8, James 1:12, 1 Peter 5:4, Daniel 12:3