(This post came across my FB feed today from 2015. Based on Joshua 14:6-14.)
Someone should make a movie about Joshua and Caleb. I’ve always imagined they were buds, but who really knows. Not sure if their families shared manna together, but they are linked in the story of their nation.
Here, Caleb illustrates what it means to be totally with God. Not only was he faithful in his task at age 40, he also managed to stick to his guns for 45 more years.
At age 85, he reminds Joshua what happened on their first visit to the land which they now possessed. God spoke to him through Moses that his faithfulness would be rewarded. Still as strong as at age 40, he was ready to receive the fulfillment of God’s promise.
Through Caleb’s life, we can see these truths about how to live in the light of God’s promise:
- God’s promise is worth your lifelong surrender.
- God keeps His promises, even if it takes your lifetime.
- God’s promise doesn’t give you freedom to do whatever you want while you wait. Remain totally His.
- Your family could also live in the light of God’s promise because of your willingness to be totally His. Worth it?