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Dr. June Normil
Speaking Boldly for God
Caleb had to wait forty years before he received the fruits of God's promise. At that time, Joshua was leading Israel. Caleb approached him with a reminder of the promise (Joshua 14:6-9), recalling the story of how he explored the land and brought back a courageous report. Caleb's actions remind us that it is helpful to recount our own history of walking with the Lord. At the age of eighty-five, Caleb claimed his reward. The Lord had preserved his strength and vitality, enabling him to do in his old age what he longed to do forty years before. The land he laid claim to was in the hill country of the Anakites. It held great warriors with very fortified cities. However, Caleb remained confident in the Lord. Joshua granted Caleb's request. The area around He Caleb's land, an inheritance for countless future generations. When we are confident of the Lord's help and His promises, we, too, can be courageous and brave. Our minds and hearts must not be shaken by fear or doubt. Instead, God calls us to wholly trust Him. Such trust often requires a level of courage that challenges our human sensibilities. Yet we can stand strong in the assurance that God will honor His promises for them that believe in Him.
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Copyright Reference: Radiant Life, Volume 96 Number 1 Sep. Oct. Nov 2014 by Gospel Publishing House, 1445 N. Boonville Ave, Springfield, Mo 65802.
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