Caleb son of Jephuneh (1) – Bible Study (Numbers 13:26-33)
28 Nevertheless the people who dwell in the land are strong; the cities are fortified and very large; moreover we saw the descendants of Anak there. 29 The Amalekites dwell in the land of the South; the Hittites, the Jebusites, and the Amorites dwell in the mountains; and the Canaanites dwell by the sea and along the banks of the Jordan.” 30 Then Caleb (son of Jephuneh) quieted the people before Moses, and said, “Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.” 31 But the men who had gone up with him said, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we.” 32 And they gave the children of Israel a bad report of the land which they had spied out, saying, “The land through which we have gone as spies is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great stature. 33 There we saw the giants (the descendants of Anak came from the giants); and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.” (NKJV)
Twelve men were sent to spy the land of Canaan by Moses. Ten of the spies discouraged the people from going into the land by their unbelief though they acknowledged that the land flowed with milk and honey. They focused on the physical barriers and obstacles rather than trusting in God’s promises. However, Caleb and Joshua viewed the situation differently. Caleb demonstrated absolute faith in God and His promises and encouraged the people to do same. The Lord blessed him for his unwavering faith and loyalty. In this study, we shall examine the life of Caleb the son of Jephuneh with a view to drawing lessons for our day to day living.
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