Joshua and his army had conquered the large portion of land promised to the Israelites. Reading in Joshua 14-15, is recorded how the land promised to Moses many years ago and secured by Joshua would be divided. Their inheritances were assigned by lot to the nine and a half tribes, as the Lord had commanded through Moses (Joshua 14:2).
Caleb had a special request that he and his family receive the land God had promised 45 years ago when he had followed the Lord fully (vv. 6-15) in his leadership against the unbelieving spies and people. Caleb waited all these years for the land God had promised him. He had followed God wholeheartedly with courage, was patient and had confidence that God would fulfill His promise. This reward was earned for himself and his family.
One falsehood secular society likes to throw our way is that God’s Word is not worth much because it’s outdated and not useful in today’s world. I’m here today to tell you that even though the reward seems like it will never be received, like Caleb we must maintain our faith; we must have patience and be confident that the reward will be obtained.
This day with You Lord as we study Your Word, we have learned that You are in control of the future and Your promises will be fulfilled if we do what You say to do. Help us today to keep the faith, let the negatives go, and remain faithful as we keep our eye on our ultimate reward of eternity with You. In Jesus name. Amen.