14 Jun

Just recently I found myself re-reading  the classic story of Caleb from the Bible. If his name doesn’t ring a bell , you may want to brush up on your Old Testament acumen. Caleb and Joshua , were the only two adults that made it through the harrowing 40 year desert experience with Moses , into the promised land.

Right before the Israelites were to enter into Canaan , Moses sent 12 spies to check out the land and it’s inhabitants. Everything looked promising until the spies set their sites on the sons of Anak. Seems these men were giants ( at least in the eyes of the Israelites )and from that point on….well..lets just say they went “weak at the knees” and said to themselves; ” we felt like grasshoppers next to them ,and they must think the same about us. Were doomed if we try to attack these people!”

Caleb and Joshua , who were among the 12 spies had a different take on the matter. Did they see the giants inhabiting the land? Yes. Were they scared? Possibly. Did it change thier position as to obeying God’s direct order to go and possess the land? Nope.

Caleb must have learned along the way that stepping out in faith is not pre-empted by what OTHERS say or do. It really has little to do with what we see in the natural–but EVERYTHING to do with obeying the word of God. And even though the Israelites dissed the faith-filled words of Joshua and Caleb , some 45 years later , these two old warriors would grab hold of the inheritance that was promised them!

So , never , ever let go of your promise! Though it tarries for years , maybe even decades , God’s promises are still true. No matter where you find yourself today , just think…it only gets better from here ! I’m one step closer to my inheritance and moving forward toward the promise. Hebrews 10:35 says ” so do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you!


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