TEXT: Joshua 14:6-13; Numbers 13:17-33
- Key Verse
To him will I give the land that he hath trodden upon, and to his children, because he hath wholly followed the Lord. — Deuteronomy 1:36
In 1 Corinthians 10:1-15 the Apostle Paul recounts some of the things that happened to the Israelites because of their unbelief, disobedience, murmuring, etc. These things were written as a warning to us that we might not be caught in a similar snare of Satan. It is encouraging to read of a man who lived among these people, and yet retained his purpose to walk with the Lord! We, too, can be kept by the power of God if, like Caleb, we determine to wholly follow the Lord.
- Caleb was one of a group of men who had been selected as spies for Israel. Ten of the spies told of a good land, but felt that the land would be impossible to take. What did Caleb say? See Numbers 13:30; 14:6-9.
- Whom did the Children of Israel choose to believe? What was the result? See Numbers 14:1-4,33,34.
- What promise was made to Caleb and why? See Numbers 14:24.
- How old was Caleb when Moses sent him to spy out the land of Canaan and how old was he when he came to Joshua to receive his inheritance?
- What did Caleb have to say of his own physical strength?
- What had the ten spies said about the people who lived in the area Caleb desired? See Numbers 13:33.
- Before we come into our inheritance we face many “giants” today. Name some.
- We can use Caleb’s “secret weapon” against the giants and their fenced cities that we face. What was the secret weapon?
- Explain the difference between the words holy and wholly.
- List some things one must do to wholly follow the Lord. Be specific!