Every time Caleb shows up in the Old Testament, he is being faithful, obedient and courageous.
He’s not a central character in the Bible – he doesn’t have a main story line. He’s never the star but he does an awesome job in his supporting role.
Caleb shows up as Joshua’s sidekick a couple of times and every time he’s right on target. He is always choosing to believe what God has promised. He is willing to take God’s word and act on it. He’s brave. He doesn’t forget what God has already done in his life. He’s consistent.
Later in the Old Testament we see Caleb’s brother, Othniel, being chosen by God to be a judge who delivers the Israelites from oppression for over 40 years.
The parents of Caleb and Othniel really did a good job! When their boys show up in Scripture, they are being noble and leading the way as they follow God.
I am encouraged and challenged by Caleb. I’m encouraged because he was always faithful through many years in good times and bad. I’m challenged by Caleb because I would like that same thing to be said, in some fashion, about my life.
I can do all things through Christ, who gives me strength.