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Day 61: My Top 10 – No. 6

Posted by undergroundchurch on July 18, 2011


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Top ten Scriptures for me. Number 6.

Joshua 14:10-12

10 “Now then, just as the LORD promised, he has kept me [Caleb] alive for forty-five years since the time he said this to Moses, while Israel moved about in the wilderness. So here I am today, eighty-five years old! 11 I am still as strong today as the day Moses sent me out; I’m just as vigorous to go out to battle now as I was then. 12 Now give me this hill country that the LORD promised me that day. You yourself heard then that the Anakites were there and their cities were large and fortified, but, the LORD helping me, I will drive them out just as he said.”

Forty-five years before Caleb uttered these words, he and the man he was talking to, Joshua, were the only two spies that believed God would give Israel the Promised Land.  They were the only men older than 20 years old in all of Israel to leave Egypt and walk the Promised land.

What faith it took for an 85 year old man to believe God. All the more that God would hold true to his promises and give Caleb the land.  What amazes me most… it took 45 years for the promise to be fulfilled.

We in America think that everything should happen now or soon, but we never take into account God’s clock.  We think that if he delays, he doesn’t care or we don’t have faith.

When you read the “faith chapter” (Hebrews 11) you see a list of people that showed great faith.  However, the interesting point to the chapter is not their faith so much as that not one of them saw the fulfillment of their faith before they died.  We don’t realize that God’s plan doesn’t operate on our schedule.

So next time you are ready to “trust” God or “declare his promises for your life”, make sure you understand that God is sovereign and that He may meet you at your point of faith now, or in a hundred years. Either way he chooses to do it, just hold true to the promise and have faith.

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