January 18 – Caleb – Joshua 14:6 thru 15:19
Why did Caleb feel that he had a right to ask Joshua for a specific area of the Promised Land? Joshua 14:9 states that Moses promised Caleb this land because he “wholly followed the Lord.” Caleb wholly (fully or completely) followed God; therefore, he expected God’s blessings in his life. He believed God keeps His promises. Do you believe the Bible? Do you believe that God keeps His promises? Do you believe in Timothy 4:15?
Note how Caleb did not ask for a life of ease and pleasure. He was asking for the country where the Anakims lived. A land of giants and well-fortified cities. Anything worth having is worth fighting for. It is a fight against satan and our flesh to have a relationship with God, but it is worth fighting for. It is a fight against satan and our flesh to have a godly home, but it is worth fighting for. The same could be said for a pure mind, fruitful life, happy marriage, or anything else that pleases God. Just remember the reward is worth the fight!