“…my servant Caleb has a different spirit and follows me wholeheartedly…” Numbers 14:24
In a crowd of naysayers, Caleb and Joshua alone showed the audacity to say something different. If you’ve ever found yourself as a lone voice speaking out against a majority, you know the pressure of public opinion Caleb and Joshua faced. The entire crowd boiled to frenzy, agitated enough at the pair that they considered a good old-fashioned stoning. That’s a hefty price for daring to stand out in the crowd.
Here’s the question I’ve been asking myself all week: Are you one of the 10 or one of the 2? When God points you in a direction–even though it seems outrageous and impossible–do you resort to the safety of common sense or dare to take a risky leap of faith? Do you follow noisy public opinion or follow the quieter leading in your heart?
(I didn’t much like my answers to those questions.)
- Day 64 (Monday): Numbers 23-25
- Day 65: Numbers 26-27
- Day 66: Numbers 28-30
- Day 67: Numbers 31-32
- Day 68: Numbers 33-34
- Day 69: Numbers 35-36
- Day 70: Deuteronomy 1-2