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Thursday, February 16, 2017

February 17 "Mad Dog" Numbers 14-15

“If only we had died in Egypt! Or in this wilderness! Why is the Lord bringing us to this land only to let us fall by the sword"?  . . . And they said to each other, “We should choose a leader and go back to Egypt.” But no ... there was one with "another spirit" and a "rough name." Caleb. The meaning of his name is "dog" but the significance is "All Heart." Caleb, a servant of God, followed Him fully. Numbers 14:24. Nothing lukewarm about this white-hot brave heart. A spirit of "holy heat, of noble daring," said Spurgeon. Spurgeon went on to say that there are those un-Caleb like people in our lives we share our very life and love "but no effort on your part can stir the frozen current of their soul." Not so, with this noble dog called Caleb. May we all learn today to be a Caleb and "follow fully" and plead with God to thaw the frozen currents of our own souls and those we love.

PHOTO:  The road.  The road we are all on.  Sometimes wilderness; sometimes extravagance.  No matter.  Are we "all heart" in this life we are living?


  1. ‘The LORD is slow to anger, abounding in love and forgiving sin and rebellion. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation.’

    My prayer today:
    LORD, thank you for your patience. Thank you for your love. And thank you for forgiving my sins through the sacrifice of your son Jesus.

  2. But my servant Caleb, because he has a different spirit and has followed me fully, I will bring into the land into which he went, and his descendants shall possess it.
    But Caleb...a different spirit, follows fully. He will receive the reward. Standing against the current is never easy. Heaven will be filled with such as these. This is not our home, and it is a lonely place to not fit in, but to know and be obedient, that is the sacrifice that He desires.
    Happy Friday, Bev and Carol.