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Joshua 14:6–15 NKJV
6 Then the children of Judah came to Joshua in Gilgal. And Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite said to him: “You know the word which the Lord said to Moses the man of God concerning you and me in Kadesh Barnea. 7 I was forty years old when Moses the servant of the Lord sent me from Kadesh Barnea to spy out the land, and I brought back word to him as it was in my heart. 8 Nevertheless my brethren who went up with me made the heart of the people melt, but I wholly followed the Lord my God. 9 So Moses swore on that day, saying, ‘Surely the land where your foot has trodden shall be your inheritance and your children’s forever, because you have wholly followed the Lord my God.’ 10 And now, behold, the Lord has kept me alive, as He said, these forty-five years, ever since the Lord spoke this word to Moses while Israel wandered in the wilderness; and now, here I am this day, eighty-five years old. 11 As yet I am as strong this day as on the day that Moses sent me; just as my strength was then, so now is my strength for war, both for going out and for coming in. 12 Now therefore, give me this mountain of which the Lord spoke in that day; for you heard in that day how the Anakim were there, and that the cities were great and fortified. It may be that the Lord will be with me, and I shall be able to drive them out as the Lord said.” 13 And Joshua blessed him, and gave Hebron to Caleb the son of Jephunneh as an inheritance. 14 Hebron therefore became the inheritance of Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite to this day, because he wholly followed the Lord God of Israel. 15 And the name of Hebron formerly was Kirjath Arba (Arba was the greatest man among the Anakim). Then the land had rest from war.
When we read these verses of names of places that are hard to pronounce. It may not seem very important.
But what we see here is Gods promises. Promises God had given, promises God kept.
There are great men of faith in the Bible that we hear a lot about. Abraham. Joseph. Moses. Joshua. But not a lot about Caleb.
Caleb was a man of great faith. He was a man who would claim his promise from God. He was now 85 years old.
He wasn’t ready to retire, he was ready for the next chapter in His life.
It was time to divide the land to the tribes of Israel.
By this time (over 5 years) a lot had been done. Kings and cites had been concurred. There was still a lot to do.
Joshua was getting old.
Joshua 13:1 (NKJV)
1 Now Joshua was old, advanced in years. And the Lord said to him: “You are old, advanced in years, and there remains very much land yet to be possessed.
Joshua 13:7 NKJV
7 Now therefore, divide this land as an inheritance to the nine tribes and half the tribe of Manasseh.”
A lot had By this time (over 5 years) a lot had been done. Kings and cites had been concurred.
Joshua was getting old.been done, but there was still a lot to do. (Gods work never ends)
God tells Joshua to divide the land.
Joshua obeys God.
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