Daily Memory Verse: “rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer (Romans 12:12 NASB) http://bible.com/100/rom.12.12.NASB
- Joshua 14:10-11,14 NASB: “Now behold, the Lord has let me live, just as He spoke, these forty-five years, from the time that the Lord spoke this word to Moses, when Israel walked in the wilderness; and now behold, I am eighty-five years old today. I am still as strong today as I was in the day Moses sent me; as my strength was then, so my strength is now, for war and for going out and coming in. Therefore, Hebron became the inheritance of Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite until this day, because he followed the Lord God of Israel fully.
- Joshua 14:15 NASB: “Now the name of Hebron was formerly Kiriath-arba; for Arba was the greatest man among the Anakim. Then the land had rest from war.”
- This chapter is mostly about Caleb. At 85, he was still as strong as he was when he was 45.
- He received the inheritance of land that had been promised to him.
- God granted the Israelites rest from war.
Back story of Caleb: A little while after the Israelites came out of Egypt, Moses sent 12 men to spy out the land they were going to invade (Canaan). 10 came back with discouraging news. They told their brothers and sisters that the inhabitants of the land were too big for the to overcome. They forgot that they were going to overcome by God’s power. Only Joshua and Caleb tried to encourage the people to believe. Unfortunately, the people believed the 10. God was angry with them for doubting Him and they ended up staying in the wilderness for 40 years. All the people in that generation died and did not enter the promised land except for Joshua and Caleb.
Dear Lord, I put my trust in you. I look to you power and not mine. Please forgive me for trusting in myself or in other men. Please renew my youth like the eagles. May I be like Caleb who at 85 was as strong as he was at age 45. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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