Consider Caleb

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Although we don’t read much about Caleb in the book of Joshua, he will remind you of the joy of serving the Lord. Caleb. Caleb received his inheritance because he was confident in God, committed to God and courageous for God. Paul demonstrates that we can have our inheritance through confidence, commitment and being courageous.

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Consider Caleb

  1. 1. ConsiderCaleb Joshua 14.6-15, CB OT p. 352
  2. 2. But my servant Caleb, because he has adifferent spirit and has followed me fully, Iwill bring into the land into which he went,and his descendants shall possess it. (Numbers 14:24, CB OT p. 227)
  3. 3. I whollyfollowed Jehovah my God.
  4. 4. Jehovah haskept me alive, just as He said
  5. 5. I am this day 85 years old
  6. 6. I am still as strongtoday as I was in the day that Moses sent me
  7. 7. my strength now is as mystrength was then, for war and for going and coming
  8. 8. So now give me this hillcountry of which Jehovah spoke on that day
  9. 9. for you heard onthat day how the Anakim were there, with great fortified cities
  10. 10. It may be thatJehovah will be with me, and I shall drive them out just as Jehovah said.
  11. 11. Caleb 85 years oldSo we do no lose heart.Though our outer self iswasting away, our innerself is being renewed dayby day.(2 Corinthians 4.16, CB NT p. 316)
  12. 12. Caleb 85 years old
  13. 13. Caleb 85 years oldThey still bear fruit in oldage; they are ever full ofsap and green, to declarethat Jehovah is upright (Psalm 92.14, CB OT p. 937)
  14. 14. Caleb 85 years oldI have fought the goodfight, I have finished therace, I have kept the faith. (2 Timothy 4.7, CB NT p. 374)
  15. 15. CalebConfident in God
  16. 16. CalebConfident in GodCommitted to God
  17. 17. CalebConfident in GodCommitted to GodCourageous for God
  18. 18. Can I be like Caleb? Philippians 3.1-16, CB NT p. 347-348
  19. 19. Rejoice in the Lord. (Philippians 3.1, CB NT p. 347)
  20. 20. Confident in God
  21. 21. False ConfidenceTrust in Jehovah with allyour heart, and do notlean on your ownunderstanding. (Proverbs 3.5, CB OT p. 1001)
  22. 22. FalseConfidence Whoever trusts in his riches will fall. (Proverbs 11.28, CB OT p. 1015)
  23. 23. False ConfidenceTrusting in a treacherousman in time of trouble islike a bad tooth or a footthat slips. (Proverbs 25.19, CB OT p. 1037)
  24. 24. False ConfidenceCursed is the man whotrusts in man and makesflesh his strength, whoseheart turns away fromJehovah. (Jeremiah 17.5, CB OT p. 1229)
  25. 25. Blessed is the man who trusts inConfident Jehovah, whose trust is Jehovah. in God (Jeremiah 17.5, CB OT p. 1229)
  26. 26. knowing ChristrighteousnessresurrectionConfident in God
  27. 27. Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil,Confident unbelieving heart in God (Hebrews 3.12, CB NT p. 384)
  28. 28. If indeed we hold our originalConfident confidence firm to the end. in God (Hebrews 3.14, CB NT p. 384)
  29. 29. for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that He is able to guard what I haveConfident entrusted to Him until that day. in God (2 Timothy 1.12 NASB, CB NT p. 371)
  30. 30. Committed to God
  31. 31. Committed to GodO God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; mysoul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as ina dry and weary land where there is no water. (Psalm 63.1, CB OT p. 900)
  32. 32. Committed to God But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith... (2 Peter 1.5, CB NT p. 414)
  33. 33. Committed to God Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and election (2 Peter 1.10, CB NT p. 414)
  34. 34. Committed to GodTherefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast,immovable, always abounding in the work ofthe Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor isnot in vain. (1 Corinthians 15.58, CB NT p. 310)
  35. 35. Courageous for God
  36. 36. Courageous for God(2 Corinthians 11.23-29, CB NT p. 324)
  37. 37. Courageous for God(2 Corinthians 4.7-10, CB NT p. 315)
  38. 38. Courageous for God
  39. 39. Caleb 85 years oldConfident in GodCommitted to GodCourageous for God“Then Joshua blessed him” Joshua 14.13, CB OT p. 352
  40. 40. Will today be the day you decide to go to heaven?
  41. 41. Photo Credits: (All photos from istockphoto.com are copyright protected. Please do not use without permission.)Caleb and Joshua: http://thebiblerevival.com/clipart/1902/joshua14.jpgReturn of Spies: http://thebiblerevival.com/clipart/1907/num13.jpgSon leaping to Father: iStock_000005012679Woman with thought on blackboard: iStock_000005164183Money: 3258378233_46ac9b316d_bBad man: iStock_000004259865Bicep: iStock_000004707356Sprinter: http://www.fotopedia.com/items/josegoulao-TbuZScZeYnMSoldier: http://www.fiscalfizzle.com/2010/12/having-courage-with-money/
  42. 42. Be Strong and Courageous Compiled and Presented by: Dave Stewart 11 March, 2012#15 www.churchofchristmiranda.com Consider Caleb Joshua 14.6-15 Synopsis: Although we don’t read much about Caleb in the book of Joshua, he will remind you of the joy of serving the Lord. Caleb. Caleb received his inheritance because he was confident in God, committed to God and courageous for God. Paul demonstrates that we can have our inheritance through confidence, commitment and being courageous. “Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.” “Let all that you do be done with love.”

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