Just Turned 60 … Give Me This Mountain
One of my hero of faith in the Bible is Caleb. Caleb and Joshua were 2 of the twelve leaders that were sent to spy out the Promised Land. When they returned all the 12 spies reported the same facts – the land was overflowing with ‘Milk & Honey’, it was a good and fertile land … but there were ‘giants’ living in the land.
Out of the twelve, 10 responded in Fear … “we are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we.” Numbers 13:31 . “There we saw the giants and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.” Numbers 13:33
Only two. Caleb and Joshua responded in Faith. “The land we passed through to spy out is an exceedingly good land. If the LORD delights in us, then He will bring us into this land and give it to us, ‘a land which flows with milk and honey.” “Only do not rebel against the LORD, nor fear the people of the land, for they are our bread, their protection has departed from them and the LORD is with us. Do not fear them”. Numbers 14: 7-9
A whole generation died without entering the Promised Land … except Joshua and Caleb.
We are standing at the Threshold of 2015.
New Challenges & New Opportunities Are Before Us … Are we responding in Fear or are we responding in Faith? Do we see the Giants that are against us or do we see God who is for us?
A Word For The Seniors Among Us … “Caleb at the good old age of 85, was still conquering Mountains and slaying Giants”. May we learn from this great man of faith – Caleb ” wholly followed the Lord God of Israel” Joshua 14:14