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Give Me This Mountain (10 of 12)
Dr. Stan Coffey
"Then the children of Judah came unto Joshua in Gilgal: and Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite said unto him, 'Thou knowest the thing that the Lord said unto Moses the man of God concerning me and thee in Kadesh-barnea. Forty years old was I when Moses the servant of the Lord sent me from Kadesh-barnea to espy out the land; and I brought him word again as it was in mine heart. Nevertheless my brethren that went up with me made the heart of the people melt: but I wholly followed the Lord my God.' And Moses sware on that day, saying, ' Surely the land whereon thy feet have trodden shall be thine inheritance, and thy children's forever, because thou has wholly followed the Lord my God.' And now, behold, the Lord hath kept me alive, as he said, these forty and five years, even since the Lord spake this word unto Moses, while the children of Israel wondered in the wilderness: and now, lo, I am this day fourscore and five years old" - that is, I am eighty-five years old. "As yet I am as strong this day as I was in the day that Moses sent me: as my strength was then, even so is my strength now, for war, both to go out, and to come in. Now therefore give me this mountain, whereof the Lord spake in that day; for thou heardest in that day how the Anakims were there, and that the cities were great and fenced: if so be the Lord will be with me, then I shall be able to drive them out, as the Lord said.' And Joshua blessed him, and gave unto Caleb the son of Jephunneh Hebron for an inheritance. Hebron therefore became the inheritance of Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite unto this day, because that he wholly followed the Lord God of Israel." (Joshua 14:6-14)
You will remember that Caleb was with Joshua when they were sent by Moses to spy out the land. He and Joshua were the only two among the twelve spies who believed it was possible for the people of God to march into the land of Ca ...
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