Monday, January 8, 2024

January 8, 2023

Caleb told Joshua that he wanted Hebron. Moses had determined to give it to him when the time came, but now, as the rest of the land was being divided by lot, he spoke up and told Joshua that it was supposed to be his. They had already conquered a portion of Hebron, the city, but Caleb wanted the mountain. He probably wanted it because it was where Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob had lived and where they were buried. Joshua agreed, and eventually, Caleb gave the land to the Levites, and it became a royal city. 

The lesson is that if God gives you a promise, you must be vocal about it. God will make it happen as he intended if it's determined to be accurate. 

Side note: If you cannot seem to hear the voice of God through the Holy Spirit that lives within you, you must hear him through his Word. Read your Bible systematically. Start in the New Testament and read it daily. He will answer you or speak to you through it. I cannot tell you how many times his voice came right off the page and responded to my prayers or gave me the guidance I needed for the moment. You won't be sorry. Give up 10-15 minutes of scrolling through social media and read God's Word. You will receive more life in those few minutes than you would an entire week of scrolling. 

And Moses sware on that day, saying, Surely the land whereon thy feet have trodden shall be thine inheritance, and thy children's for ever, because thou hast wholly followed the LORD my God. Joshua 14:9

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