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How far has God brought you?


Since Caleb was forty years old at Kadesh-barnea according to Joshua 14:7, he had to have been born a slave in Egypt. In chapter 15, we see him now as a conquering hero! This is astounding given that his father was a Kenezite and his mother was from the tribe of Judah. Joshua 15:13 says “And unto Caleb the son of Jephunneh he gave a part among the children of Judah, according to the commandment of the LORD to Joshua, even the city of Arba the father of Anak, which city is Hebron.” 1 Chron. 2:18 makes Caleb the son of Hezron, a descendant of Pharez (1 Chron. 2:5) and this would put him in the ancestry of Christ (Matt. 1:3). In summary, Caleb was redeemed by the blood of the Passover lamb, delivered from Egypt, and given the prospects of a great inheritance in Canaan. He would have had no inheritance under Joshua had he not first experienced redemption under Moses.

LESSON - Caleb’s testimony is very similar to ours. We too were born slaves to sin, but have been redeemed by the blood of Christ. Now we are joint heirs with Him and we are assured an eternal home in Heaven. Let us be thankful for how far He has brought us, where we are now, and where we are headed. Praise God our future is as bright as the promises in God’s word!

Eph. 2:11-19 “Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands; That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.

For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace; And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby: And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh. For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.

Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God”

~Mike

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