Numbers 14:24
The fulfillment of this verse is recorded in Joshua 14:6-15 when Caleb received his inheritance in the Promised Land. When the Lord freed Israel from bondage in Israel, he offered them an opportunity to inherit “a land flowing with milk and honey” (Exodus 3:8). But at a key moment on their journey to Canaan, most of Israel’s people shrank back from the daring endeavor of claiming God’s promise. They chose the safer, more reasonable and protective route, rather than the guaranteed route that led to conquering a whole new realm of territory for themselves and their children. That’s why only two of the original two million travelers-Joshua and Caleb-ended up walking as victorious landowners on Canaan’s soil. Eventually these men became one in a million. And what set them apart, the scripture says (of Caleb, but surely of Joshua too), is that they possessed “another spirit.” Meaning: they didn’t need to fit in. They didn’t need to be liked. They didn’t base their conclusions on the majority report. They didn’t depend on the approval of their friends for determining which path they would choose to walk. They simply hit the dirt road toward the Promised Land and never looked back. They believed that an almighty God would bring down any enemy who stood in the way of His plans being fulfilled for His people. They had begun their lives as slaves and were able to complete them as free men in God’s country. Caleb followed God with all his heart and was rewarded for his obedience. Matthew 7:14 states that “because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.Are you wholehearted in your commitment to obey God?