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Commentary on "Caleb: Living With the Wait"



Day 1: Sabbath Afternoon, October 2, 2010 - Introduction


Caleb had to go through an awful lot; in fact he went through a great deal more than was needed in order to make it to the Promised Land. Just like all the other Israelites, he had seen God at work through Moses and Aaron as the nation was led by divine hand out of Egypt. He went from freedom from slavery to trust in God; he experienced all that the Israelites went through including 40 years of wandering in the desert after the Nation had gone against his minority report after returning from his reconnaissance trip to the Promised Land.

Finally he received his allotment of land, but he never really entered into rest after all the wandering, for he had to claim that mountainous and dangerous wilderness. Yet even after all the tiredness of His walk in faith, He was still happy and content because he trusted in God. God never let Caleb down; a life struggle is always worth the time it takes if the struggle is done with God.

Caleb lived a quiet and consistent life in tune with God. His leadership showed that he never doubted God—even though he could have. He showed that that by putting trust in God he could enter into the Promised Land, and through Caleb we can learn that by trusting in God and letting Him live in us and through us, we can enter that heavenly rest right here, right now…today!



  1. Caleb struggled; he endured everything the Israelites endured—plus he lived with the disappointment of the nation rejecting his minority report following his reconnaissance mission.
  2. Caleb struggled to claim the wild land that was his inheritance; nevertheless, he trusted God.
  3. Life struggles are always worth the effort if we struggle with God.
  4. Caleb entered the Promised Land by trusting God; we, too, can enter our promised heavenly rest right here—today—by trusting in God and submitting to Him.




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