Sunday, May 29, 2022

A Wholehearted Servant Part 2

 A Wholehearted Servant Part 2

The Warrior’s Final Victory

Joshua 14

After years of war and conquest the land of Canaan is finally under the control of the people of Israel.  Now with the fighting at an end, the work of dividing up the Promised Land between the remaining tribes had to be done. Caleb, the Kenizzite, an eighty-five year old warrior, steps forward to claim what is rightfully his by God’s promise.  He’s waited forty-five years for his reward.


As Christians, we need to do more than just expect God's promises; we need to appropriate them.

Caleb Requests - Joshua 14:12

·  Most older people are more apt to talk about conflicts gone by than to take on a new one.

·  Always be bold about claiming the promises of God.

Caleb Receives - Joshua 14:13-15

·  God not only preserved the promise for the man, but God also preserved the man for the promise.

·  You can’t take a vacation from your vocation.

·  The name of the place Caleb inherited was named Hebron. This means "Fellowship.”

·  Beware leaving a place for the giants to return

·  Israel battled the Canaanites from the exodus to the exile.

·  God has a place of victory, peace and power for us, but we must be willing to claim our possession. It isn't for the faint-hearted, but it is for the faith-hearted.

Lessons of Today’s Message:

1.     We’re never done till God takes us home.

2.     God has been preparing you for today’s task your whole life long.

3.     Claiming the Promise of God may require effort on your part.

4.     To the young: Be patient. It might take 45 years, but God will keep His promises.

5.     Never underestimate what God can do through someone older than you.

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