Caleb did not want an easy job in Canaan. He asked Joshua for the city where the giants were strongest.

1. Caleb Claims His Mountain

He asked for it because God had promised it to him. Today most people 85 years old, think of retirement and rest from labour. But not Caleb. He wanted the privilege of defeating the giants that caused Israel to rebel 45 years ago. He asked for probably the hardest territory in Canaan. He wanted to conquer the walled cities. He wanted to defeat the giants. God had promised it to him, so now he requested the strongholds in the land.

... I shall be able to drive them out as the Lord said.

Caleb remembered God’s promise to him that he would give him the land of the giants. He knew that God always kept His word.

Deuteronomy 1:36 Except Caleb the son of Jephunneh; he shall see it, and to him will I give the land that he hath trodden upon, and to his children, because he hath wholly followed the LORD.
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Because Caleb starts this sentence with the word if doesn’t mean he has doubts about the task. Rather it shows that he has his hope set on the Lord’s help, not his own ability. Caleb remembered the day at Kadeshbarnea when these words were spoken and knew that the time for their fulfilment had come.

2. Joshua Releases A Blessing

Joshua 14:13 And Joshua blessed him, No doubt Joshua blessed Caleb for his strong faith. He truly set a wonderful example for all Israel. Caleb’s request must have encouraged Joshua’s heart no end. The blessing that Joshua gave Caleb probably took the form of a prayer or prophecy. Most likely Joshua prayed for God’s enablement for this large task. Caleb had asked for the mountain of the giants. Even though he was 85 years old he wanted it just as much as when he was 40 years old. So Joshua probably prayed that the Lord would bless his servant with victory.

He probably asked God to fulfil His good word spoken some 45 years earlier.

3. Joshua Bestows An Inheritance and Legacy Monument

Joshua 14:13 And Joshua blessed him, and gave unto Caleb the son of Jephunneh Hebron for an inheritance. But Joshua also gave Caleb the city of Hebron as his inheritance. This meant that the transaction was legal and binding. After all God had originally promised it to Caleb, who could refuse Him. Caleb’s example is an inspiration to us all. Through faith in God any opposition can be conquered. Giants and walled cities are no problem to the believer who sees them through the eye of faith. Caleb saw a big God and little giants.

The first generation looked at the same giants and saw a little God and big giants.

4. Caleb’s Conquest

Joshua 14:14-15 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. And the name of Hebron formerly was Kirjath Arba (Arba was the greatest man among the Anakim). Then the land had rest from war. Caleb went on to take the city of Hebron. He showed all Israel what could be accomplished if they took their inheritance by faith. The name of the city had previously been Kirjath Arba. It had been named after the greatest of the giants there. It was now changed to Hebron since an even greater giant had conquered it.

Caleb was a giant of faith. He claimed God’s Providence, Promises and Provisions and received his inheritance.

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Oudney Patsika Preaches At Zoe Worship Centre

Oudney Patsika Preaches At Zoe Worship Centre

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