Hebron therefore became the inheritance of Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite to this day, because he wholly followed the Lord God of Israel. (Joshua 14:14)
We have a lot of half-hearted people filling the pews of churches today. They want to give the bare minimum to the One who gave everything for them. They have too much of the Lord to be happy in this world, but too much of this world to be happy in the Lord. They are in a miserable no-man’s land.
The Bible tells the story Caleb, one of the unsung heroes of Scripture. He never lost his edge spiritually, and in every sense he finished well. He was faithful to the end.
After forty years of wandering in the wilderness, Caleb, Joshua, and the Israelites entered the Promised Land. The land was being parceled out, and Caleb was promised a portion of it. We pick up his story in Joshua 14, where he was asking for what had been promised to him:
“I was forty years old when Moses the servant of the Lord sent me from Kadesh Barnea to spy out the land, and I brought back word to him as it was in my heart. Nevertheless my brethren who went up with me made the heart of the people melt, but I wholly followed the Lord my God. . . . Now therefore, give me this mountain of which the Lord spoke in that day” (verses 7–8, 12 nkjv).
If you want to live the Christian life as it was meant to be lived, then, like Caleb, you need to wholly follow the Lord your God.
After I became a Christian, I started meeting some half-hearted Christians who wanted to play with the world and still be Christians. That made no sense to me. I knew how empty and futile it was.
I urge you, don’t lead a half-hearted life. Like Caleb, wholly follow the Lord your God.
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