Joshua 15 & 16: Give Me A Blessing
Verse of the Day: (15:19) Who answered, Give me a blessing; for thou hast given me a south land; give me also springs of water. And he gave her the upper springs, and the nether springs.
1. Caleb (15:1-62)
And Caleb said, He that smiteth Kirjathsepher, and taketh it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter to wife. (15:16)
Whose fathers shall not give the best to their children if they truly love them? This is even more so for the perfect and heavenly Father, who loves His children or those who believe in Him, that He shall give them the best. Caleb, one of God’s servants gave his best to Achash, his daughter, when she asked him for springs of water. Not only did he gave her both the upper and the lower springs, he also gave her and her husband a south land. Caleb also fulfilled his promise when he gave his daughter in marriage to Othniel, as he had offered her to anyone who could overcome the city of Kirjathsepher, their enemy. Othniel did, and thus he married Achsah. God always fulfil His promises, and shall grant the desires of those who call upon Him according to His will. (Matthew 7:7-12)
2. Children (15:63)
As for the Jebusites the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the children of Judah could not drive them out: but the Jebusites dwell with the children of Judah at Jerusalem unto this day.
Though God promises us to grant us His rich blessings, yet we must first seek and obey Him first. This was why the children of Judah could not completely drive their strong enemies, the Jebusites, from the land. In fact, until today, Israel has never fully claimed all the Promised Land. Let us seek God and His righteousness first, and He shall grant us all our desires and needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Let us live one day at a time and never worry about the future as God is already there. (Matthew 6:33-34)
3. Canaanites (16:1-10)
And they drave not out the Canaanites that dwelt in Gezer: but the Canaanites dwell among the Ephraimites unto this day, and serve under tribute. (16:10)
It is not easy to live victoriously for God if we have not fully trust and obey Him, and put on His whole armour consisting of the helmet of salvation, breastplate of righteousness, the belt of truth, the shoes of the gospel of peace, the shield of faith, the sword of His Word and above all, prayer. Beside the children of Judah who failed to fully drive out the enemies, the children of Ephraimites, also could not totally drive out the enemies, the Canaanites. What went wrong? They failed to obey God and put on His armour and thus unable to overcome all the enemies and inherit all the Promised Land. (Ephesians 6:10-19)
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, please give me Your richest blessings as I fully trust and obey You.