Inheriting the promises of God

“Now, as you can see, the Lord has kept me alive and well as he promised for all these forty- five years since Moses made this promise—even while Israel wandered in the wilderness. Today I am eighty- five years old.” (Josh 14:10)

In this chapter, Joshua divides the land amongst the rest of Israel on the west side of the Jordan. Also, Caleb asks for his grant of land that Moses promised him because he and Joshua came back with a good report, while the other 10 spies frightened Israel and stopped them from entering the promised land.

While that whole generation perished in the wilderness, Caleb and Joshua survived and conquered their portions of land with a new generation of faith. Why? Because they followed the Lord wholeheartedly and believed God could overcome their enemies. God kept them alive and as Caleb said, was just as strong and able to fight at 85 as he was at 40! God is more than able to fulfill His promise to you and sustain you, keeping you healthy while you’re waiting! Think about it, Abraham waited 20 odd years, but Caleb waited 45!!! Through faith and patience we will inherit the promises of God! But those who rebel will perish with the rest in the wilderness. I don’t know about you, but I’d rather be in the company of faith.

“Lord, thank You that You are faithful to fulfill Your promises to us. Give mr the faith AND patience to inherit them in Your timing, never giving up- in Jesus’ name, amen.”

Rom 4:16-22; Heb 6:12; 11.

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One thought on “Inheriting the promises of God

  1. “those who rebel will perish in the wilderness”

    Don’t forget though, that in Christ we are already heirs of the promise – coheirs with Christ. In Christ, sealed with the Holy Spirit, we have been given every spiritual blessing. It’s all about Jesus. While can certainly learn from these heroes of faith, especially their faith and perseverance, we must never forget that the OT looked forward to Christ, the ultimate fulfillment of Gods promises. In any talk about faith, I’d use OT examples form sure, but I’d also point to Jesus the author and perfecter of our faith.

    Love your work mate.

    Steve

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