Published on June 5th, 2017 | by Millennium Magazine Staff0
A Tale of Two Great Men
Dr. Jed N. Snyder
Joshua 1:7,8; 14:6-12
Joshua and his close friend Caleb are examples of men through whom God wants to work. These verses speak volumes.
Only be strong, Joshua, and very courageous, being careful to do according to all the law that Moses my servant commanded you. Do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may have good success wherever you go. 8This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Joshua 1:7-8
…Caleb… said to him, “You know what the LORD said to Moses the man of God in Kadesh-barnea concerning you and me. 7I was forty years old when Moses the servant of the LORD sent me… to spy out the land, and I brought him word again as it was in my heart. 8But my brothers who went up with me made the heart of the people melt; yet I wholly followed the LORD my God. Joshua 14:6-8
“…now, behold, I am this day eighty-five years old. 11I am still as strong today as I was in the day that Moses sent me; my strength now is as my strength was then…12So now give me this hill country…, for you heard on that day how the giants were there, with great fortified cities. It may be that the LORD will be with me, and I shall drive them out just as the LORD said.” Joshua 14:10-12
I hope you will happily follow the examples of Joshua and Caleb, men who knew and followed the Lord, their God. These men stood strong for God and truth against giants even when others were afraid.