Today’s passage: Joshua 14:1-15
- We are reminded again that the Lord was the inheritance for the Levites. There were still twelve allotments for the tribes of Israel because of the tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh (The sons of Joseph).
- Caleb and Joshua were the two spies who believed and encouraged the people to obey the Lord in Numbers 13-14.
- Caleb was successful in defeating the Anakim in Hebron, the very people those ten other spies feared.
Questions to consider:
- Why were Caleb and Joshua still alive even thought all the rest of their generation had passed away in the wilderness? Who had made that promise?
- If Caleb knew that the Aniakim were in the city/region that he was asking for, what was he still confident of? Who was he still just as confident in?
- Why was Caleb able to claim Hebron? What victories has God promised to to us (e.g. Romans 8, Philippians 1:6)? Why can we be confident that the victory is secured?