Weekly Reflection – Follow The Lord

Weekly Reflection – Follow The Lord

“Therefore, Hebron became the inheritance of Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite until this day, because he followed the Lord God of Israel fully.”


The generation of Israelites whom the Lord carried out of Egypt through signs and wonders repeatedly doubted His goodness during their journey to the Promised Land. After 40 years of wandering, they finally arrived in Paran to scout out the land which God had given them. Ten of the twelve spies returned from their fact-finding mission trembling with fear and doubt. The ten could not comprehend how Israel could defeat the “giants” living in Canaan. They lacked faith in the God who had proven time and time again that He could do the impossible. Their lack of faith prevented them from walking into God’s promise.

However, two men, Caleb and Joshua, disagreed with the majority consensus. Caleb, in particular, a leader of the tribe of Judah, possessed a “different spirit” (Numbers 14:24). Caleb did not deny the challenges of Canaan but was unwavering in his trust for the Lord, His power, and His promises.

In a generation of naysayers and doubters, the world needs faith-filled men and women more than ever. This week, consider: as Israel faces enemies on every side, will you be faithful in believing God’s promises to His Chosen People?