Sometimes I feel young. Sometimes I feel old. Today, August 7th, the calendar says that I’m 64.
I put this picture up to remind myself that I still do some young things like play in a rock band but I also do my share of older guy things like go to bed at 9pm. One of my heroes in the OT is a man named Caleb. At age 85, he was still hunting giants!
Check it out.
“I was forty years old when Moses the servant of God sent me from Kadesh Barnea to spy out the land. And I brought back an honest and accurate report. My companions who went with me discouraged the people, but I stuck to my guns, totally with God, my God. That was the day that Moses solemnly promised, ‘The land on which your feet have walked will be your inheritance, you and your children’s, forever. Yes, you have lived totally for God.’ Now look at me: God has kept me alive, as he promised. It is now forty-five years since God spoke this word to Moses, years in which Israel wandered in the wilderness.
And here I am today, eighty-five years old! I’m as strong as I was the day Moses sent me out. I’m as strong as ever in battle, whether coming or going. So give me this hill country that God promised me. You yourself heard the report, that the Anakim were there with their great fortress cities. If God goes with me, I will drive them out, just as God said.
Joshua blessed him. He gave Hebron to Caleb son of Jephunneh as an inheritance. Hebron belongs to Caleb son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite still today, because he gave himself totally to God, the God of Israel.”Joshua 14: 7-14 The Message
The success of Caleb was a result of his total consecration to God as verse 14 indicates.
Oh, that we might all be a Caleb. The Lord is worthy to receive all that we are for after all, he gave himself to each of us, freely and without reservation. Amen?
Something to think about.