God fulfilled his promise made to Caleb in the wilderness; he granted him an opportunity to own a landed property in Canaan. Indeed, it was a pay-day for Caleb since only he and Joshua brought good reports to Moses in the wilderness. Others compared themselves as grasshoppers against the giants, but Caleb and Joshua confidently declared that God was able to help them possess the Promised Land. The bold declarations of Caleb (and Joshua), made God promise that he would grant them an opportunity to possess the Canaan land. “God disallowed the ten pessimist spies who brought bad reports to Moses and Israelites in the camp” – Numbers 14:24.
Caleb, who demonstrated courage at the border of Canaan Land also showed courage, as he was about to witness the fulfillment of God’s promise. At a very old age of 85 years, Caleb requested that Joshua granted him the portion of the promised land that was occupied by the giants. Caleb told Joshua,
“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. Nevertheless, my brethren who went up with me made the heart of the people melt, but I wholly followed the Lord my God. 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”. 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. 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. 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.” And Joshua blessed him, and gave Hebron to Caleb the son of Jephunneh as an inheritance. 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” (Joshua 14:7-15).
Impossibilities will become possibilities for someone who puts his absolute trust in God. The person may face some challenges, but the ever-strong God will come to his or her aid. Jehovah will not allow his children who cast their confidence in him be put to shame. It is important that all children of God understand that they have an obligation to trust God in their situations.
No restriction applies, Christians must not consider any situation as insignificant to be treated with faith. Faith application can relate to our day-to-day activities. Also, faith application can be relative to situations such as bill payment, healing expectation, job provision, marriage resolution, and children’s growth. In other words, believers must trust God for all our businesses! As we trust God for our situations, we will witness the signs and wonders of God. Faith declarations and expectations will make us have significant testimonies!.
Dear God, please give me the ability to have resolute faith in you! Help me to demonstrate courage during adversity. Give me the ability to apply faith to all my situations so that I can enjoy your unfiltered benefits! Please be my confidence, be my comfort, and be my testimony! For in the name of Jesus Christ, I make my requests. Amen!
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