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(Joshua 14:10-12)Now, as you can see, theย Lordย has kept me alive and well as he promised for all these forty-five years since Moses made this promiseโ€”even while Israel wandered in the wilderness. Today I am eighty-five years old.ย I am as strong now as I was when Moses sent me on that journey, and I can still travel and fight as well as I could then.ย So give me the hill country that theย Lordย promised me.

Observation: Can you imagine what it must have been like for Caleb? He was one of the twelve scouts who were sent out to see the land of Canaan. He came back and reported that it was amazing. He and Joshua recommended they take the land as God had told them. After the Israelites decided not to and were punished for disobedience, Caleb was forced to endure their punishment. However, we can see his memory of that land never went away. I cannot imagine what it must have been like to wait all those years for his chance to take the land. Now that it has arrived, he can do what he had dreamed about for years. All of us want moments like this. The trick is not always to be the fastest or the strongest. The trick is perseverance. Are we willing to do our best with what we have and wait for God to do the rest in His timing? ย 

Application: Stay the Course, even when it takes a really long time.

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