Dearly beloved in Christ, I greet and bless you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. The blessed word that the Lord had given for you today is from the book of Joshua 14:9, “And Moses swore on that day, saying, surely the land whereon thy feet have trodden shall be your inheritance, and your children’s forever, because you have wholly followed the Lord my God”.
God saw the affliction of His people in Egypt, and heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters. So He came down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians. Exodus 3:8 says, “I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up from that land to a good and large land, to a land flowing with milk and honey.
God chose Moses to lead the people of Israel from the land of Egypt to the land of Canaan. From the land of slavery to the land flowing with milk and honey. When they reached Kadesh Barnea, Moses selected one man from each of the 12 tribes to go and explore the promised land of Canaan.
Only Joshua and Caleb amongst the 12 spies , brought good report while the others brought fearful news and made the heart of the people to melt with fear. They failed to understand the power of God who brought them out of Egypt performing supernatural miracles . Among six lakh people who followed Moses in the wilderness , it was Joshua and Caleb who whole heartedly followed the Lord.
Caleb was moving along under the leadership of Moses. Then Moses said to Caleb, “Surely the land whereon your feet have trodden shall be your inheritance, and your children’s forever, because you have wholly followed the Lord my God“. Caleb was a unique person. He was a man with a different spirit.
Moses who promised Caleb actually died before he could enter the land of Canaan. But the word of God that was spoken by Moses entered through Caleb into the land of Canaan. The word of God does not return without performing its purpose for which it was sent.
Joshua 14:13 says, “And Joshua blessed him and gave Hebron to Caleb as an inheritance as Moses had promised him”. If you whole heartedly follow the Lord, and keep his commandments, the Lord will bless you as He blessed Caleb.
Dear Lord, bless my children as you had blessed Caleb. Give them the heart to fear your word and whole heartedly follow you and your precepts. Give them the different spirit that Caleb had, to speak positively and follow the Lord even during difficult times. Give them the desires of their heart. In Jesus name we ask. Amen.