Give Me This Mountain
Joshua 14:6-15
Go back 40 years
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Joshua 14:6-7 6 Then the children of Judah came to
Joshua in Gilgal. And Caleb the son of Jephunneh the...
Caleb followed his convictions

Joshua 14:8 Nevertheless my brethren who
went up with me made the heart of the people
mel...
Caleb was promised land

Joshua 14:9 So Moses swore on that day,
saying, 'Surely the land where your foot has
trodden sha...
Caleb was patient

Joshua 14:10-11 10 And now, behold, the Lord has
kept me alive, as He said, these forty-five years, ev...
Caleb takes a challenge
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Joshua 14:12 Now therefore, give me this mountain
of which the Lord spoke in that day; for you h...
Hebron goes to Caleb
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Joshua 14:13-14 13 And Joshua blessed him,
and gave Hebron to Caleb the son of
Jephunneh as an inhe...
The land at rest
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Joshua 14:15 15 And the name of Hebron
formerly was Kirjath Arba (Arba was the
greatest man among the A...
Lessons for Us

We need faith to believe God can

We need to believe the promises of God

We need to be patient

We ne...
Lessons for Us

We need faith to believe God can

We need to believe the promises of God

We need to be patient

We ne...
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There are giants to conquer. There are mountains to take back. Even if your are 85, there is work to do.

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Give me mountain

  1. 1. Give Me This Mountain Joshua 14:6-15
  2. 2. Go back 40 years  Joshua 14:6-7 6 Then the children of Judah came to Joshua in Gilgal. And Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite said to him: "You know the word which the Lord said to Moses the man of God concerning you and me in Kadesh Barnea. 7 I was forty years old when Moses the servant of the Lord sent me from Kadesh Barnea to spy out the land, and I brought back word to him as it was in my heart.  Caleb was about 35 when he escaped the captivity in Egypt, crossed the Red Sea, and got the law at Mt. Sinai  12 men sent to spy out land. 10 brought back a report of unbelief.  Challenges? Yes. With God we can take the land.
  3. 3. Caleb followed his convictions  Joshua 14:8 Nevertheless my brethren who went up with me made the heart of the people melt, but I wholly followed the Lord my God.  We are essentially rebellious. We don't like being told what to do.  We are afraid to stand up to the crowd.  Caleb stood with his convictions, unafraid.
  4. 4. Caleb was promised land  Joshua 14:9 So Moses swore on that day, saying, 'Surely the land where your foot has trodden shall be your inheritance and your children's forever, because you have wholly followed the Lord my God.'  Joshua and Caleb were promised land.  But they would have to wait. Be patient.
  5. 5. Caleb was patient  Joshua 14:10-11 10 And now, behold, the Lord has kept me alive, as He said, these forty-five years, ever since the Lord spoke this word to Moses while Israel wandered in the wilderness; and now, here I am this day, eighty-five years old. 11 As yet I am as strong this day as on the day that Moses sent me; just as my strength was then, so now is my strength for war, both for going out and for coming in.  Now – It is 45 years later. After the wandering for 40 years; after the initial conquest of the land.  Today Caleb is 85 years old. Still strong, ready to fight, ready to go to war.
  6. 6. Caleb takes a challenge  Joshua 14:12 Now therefore, give me this mountain of which the Lord spoke in that day; for you heard in that day how the Anakim were there, and that the cities were great and fortified. It may be that the Lord will be with me, and I shall be able to drive them out as the Lord said."  Anakim = giants of the land, Goliath was from here  Giants, fortified cities, mountains – just what an 85 year old should take on  Too young, too old, too sick, too ______ (fill in blank)
  7. 7. Hebron goes to Caleb  Joshua 14:13-14 13 And Joshua blessed him, and gave Hebron to Caleb the son of Jephunneh as an inheritance. 14 Hebron therefore became the inheritance of Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite to this day, because he wholly followed the Lord God of Israel.  Joshua blessed him for – faith, patience, courage  Caleb was given the area around Hebron  Hebron became the city of Abraham.
  8. 8. The land at rest  Joshua 14:15 15 And the name of Hebron formerly was Kirjath Arba (Arba was the greatest man among the Anakim). Then the land had rest from war.  The rest of the story:  Caleb took the land from the biggest of the giants.  There was rest from war.
  9. 9. Lessons for Us  We need faith to believe God can  We need to believe the promises of God  We need to be patient  We need to accept the challenges  We need courage to meet challenges  ONLY THEN is it time to rest.
  10. 10. Lessons for Us  We need faith to believe God can  We need to believe the promises of God  We need to be patient  We need to accept the challenges  We need courage to meet challenges  ONLY THEN is it time to rest.

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