“One day some men from the tribe of Judah went to Joshua at Gilgal. One of those men was Caleb
son of Jephunneh. He said to Joshua, “You remember what the Lord said at Kadesh Barnea. He was
speaking to the prophet Moses about you and me.
Moses, the Lord’s servant, sent me to look at the land where we were going. I was 40 years old then.”
Joshua 14:6, 7
Caleb is officially one of my favorite bible characters now. I get pumped up every time I read
his story. He was one of the spies that was sent out to spy out the promise land and he was one
of two spies who believed YAH would deliver the Canaanites into their hands.
His faith in YAH was crazy!
His story challenged me so much. In Joshua 14, he goes to Joshua to ask for the mountain YAH promised
him all that time ago. Let me rephrase that, he tells Joshua to give him the mountain YAH promised
him. There was no asking…..
The crazy thing about this story is that Caleb was promised the mountain when he was 40 years old.
And at the age of 85 he was ready to take what YAH promised him. (Joshua 14:10) He waited 45 years for
the Lord’s promise. His faith didn’t waver in all that time. He held on firmly to what the Lord promised him.
I don’t know about you but my faith is stirred every time I read that. The Lord is faithful and will
not fail to fulfill what He promised us. We need to make sure we don’t give up and falter in our faith.
If you do falter then get back up. Put your hope in the Lord again. Don’t stay down, don’t
No matter how long it has been, hold on to your faith. Hold on to the Lord’s promise.
Caleb didn’t let his age stop him from possessing the Lord’s promise.
At 40 his faith was in YAH and at 85 his faith was still in YAH and stronger than ever!
Don’t let anything stop you from trusting YAH.
He never gave up or lost hope. He was patient and confident in the Lord’s faithfulness! His trust
was not in himself, no. His faith was in the Lord.
“So give me the mountain country the Lord promised me that day long ago. Back then you heard that
the Anakite people lived there. And the cities were large and well protected.
But now with the Lord helping me, I will force them out, just as the Lord said.” (italics mine)
Wow! That faith!
It’s not too late. The Lord has not forgotten about you so don’t throw in the towel! Hold on to the promise
even though it seems like it’s not going to happen.
To be honest with you, there were things I stopped praying about but after reading about Caleb I am back.
That’s what the Lord wants, for us to keep holding on to the promises He has made. No matter what people say,
hold on to the promise.
Don’t let go it. The Lord is faithful and will fulfill what He promised!
ACT ON IT – Firstly, write down the things YAH promised you.
Secondly, Go boldly to YAH and ask Him for those things you have stopped praying about
Thirdly, Talk to someone about it.
And lastly, Is there something you need to start doing? Caleb’s faith was in the Lord but he
had to go fight. What do you need to do today as a demonstration of your faith in YAH?
And that is it friends. Hold on to the promise of the Lord until he brings it to pass. There will be plenty
opportunity to give up but don’t. The Lord is is faithful to us always!