Caleb is one of the forgotten heroes of the Bible. One of the twelve spies sent out by Moses into Canaan, he was commended by God for his faithfulness. While others were fearful, he believed they could conquer the land. He remained faithful throughout forty years in the wilderness, until he and Joshua alone entered the land, as God had promised, with the younger generation. His story thus takes us all the way from Egypt to Canaan. Even in old age, he proved himself a courageous warrior, famously demanding, ‘Give me this mountain’, and a generous father, giving freely to his daughter. He is an inspiration to us all.
About the Author:
Robert Dale is a member of Lincoln Evangelical Church. After seventeen years in the City of London, he served as a pastor for twenty-eight years, first in Surrey, then in Lincoln, remaining there after his retirement in 2016. He is married to Jane and has two children, Jonathan and Hannah, both in Chris-tian ministry.