“…Because he wholeheartedly followed the Lord, the God of Israel.” {Joshua 14:14, ESV}

Do you see big obstacles or a big God?

Caleb saw a big God!  When he was sent to spy out the Promise Land, instead of cowering under the sight of big giants in the land, he pressed into a bigger God by proclaiming — “Let us go up at once and occupy it, for we are well able to overcome it.” {Numbers 13:30, ESV}

Unlike the tribes of Rueben, Gad and one half tribe of Manasseh —  who, remember, grew tired and comfortable on the other side of the Jordan.  They decided for themselves what land was good enough, continuing on into the Promise Land was more then they were willing to do, despite all of God’s promises. They made a decision to operate out of a selfish ambition, and more specifically – comfort. They saw a land that was good enough for them and they selfishly plotted to stake their ground – both literally and figuratively.

Where the two and half tribes waged a new venture for themselves and God allowed it — Caleb pressed into the vision and plan that God had for them.  Keeping his eyes wholly devoted to the Lord’s plan and promises, all-along trusting, full of faith, that God would fulfill all He had promised!

Fast forward to the inheritance distribution in today’s chapter, because Caleb kept his eyes faithfully fixed on the Lord’s plans, he knew the promises of the Lord. and Caleb trusted God to fulfill his promise to him when he requested what was his due. Caleb didn’t ask out of selfish ambition but out of a spiritual ambition to see all that God had promised, fulfilled!  Not for his own glory but for God’s glory.

Caleb received his portion of Land because he wholly and faithfully followed the Lord.

“Without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.” {Hebrews 11:6, ESV}

Believe It! – God honors the faithful.

Trust It! –  When we keep our eyes fixed on the Lord, careful to follow His plan for our lives, God fulfills all He promises!

Live It! – Walk in this truth today, knowing that when we are faithful to live our life adhering to the commands of God —  He is ever so faithful to fulfill all of His promises to us!

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BethAnn Foro
BethAnn Foro
Howdy, I'm BethAnn! Founder, Author, Bible Teacher, & Chief Visionary at She Believes Ministries. I love to gather and encourage women everywhere to lean into Jesus and simply BELIEVE HIM! Not just believe in God but truly believe all of Him for our whole life! I'm so happy you are here at SHE BELIEVES, I hope you find encouragement and deep refreshment for your soul through the online pages and faith-based resources at SHE BELIEVES MINISTRIES!

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