1-“Caleb has a different spirit and follows me wholeheartedly.”-14:24
Caleb was different than just about everyone that called themselves the children of God. How was Caleb different? Caleb was different because God had his entire heart and passions. The other children of God, especially those who rebelled and lived in unbelief, did not give God their whole heart. Caleb understand that to be a true faithful obedient son of God, He requires and desires our whole heart. So that is the question being posed to us. You can be a Christian but are you a Caleb type Christian that has given God your whole heart and does not have a portion of something or someone else sharing the space with God?
2-“you may obey them (commands) and not prostitute yourselves after the lusts of your own hearts and eyes.”-15:39
So again there is another question and statement being posed to us as Christians in this sentence. God is saying that to obey His commands faithfully is to love and even lust after Him. But to not obey His commands is to love and lust after something else to the point of prostituting yourself to it. I never ever want to be called a prostitute. But when I do not obey God’s commands or disobey Him, I am calling myself a prostitute and showing I lust after something else. Wow! So that is the question then, are you a prostitute or an obedient child?
3-“Dathan and Abiram had come out and were standing with their wives, children, and little ones”-16:27
This sentence struck me because it asks me and screams at me as a father, WHO ELSE PAYS THE PRICES FOR THESE MEN’S SINS? The little ones die at the hand of God because their dad rebelled and sinned against the holy covenant God. This verse scares me and drives a deep healthy fear into my heart. I am a broken sinner and rebel continually towards God anytime I do not obey Him or have my whole heart given to Him. This sentence shows that my children could, I mean could, because not always, pay for the sinful actions of me. That scares me badly. And begs to ask the question of us all. How has our sin effected those around us who are the closest? How have we sinned and not been faithful to God and our children or spouses paid the price?