The prize of God's fellowship
November 24, 2009
So now give me this hill country of which the LORD spoke on that day…
One of my favorite personalities in the Bible is Caleb. After Moses and a generation of Israelites had perished in the wilderness, it was Caleb, teamed with Joshua, who brought the children of Israel to the Promised Land.
When we find Caleb at the age of 85 years standing on the threshold of the Promised Land, he's about to claim his inheritance. He probably could have had any piece of land that he had wanted, but Caleb pointed toward Hebron, a land inhabited by giants, and said, "I want that mountain!"
After 40 years in the wilderness, you and I might have been ready for the rocking chair, but not Caleb. You see, he was as strong as ever, and still running the race that the Lord set before him. He wasn't about to slow down.
Caleb was ready to take a mountain for the great joy of possessing Hebron… that sacred land where Abraham had met God face to face!
So let me ask you something. Are you running your race like Caleb? Will you run as hard as you can all the way to the finish?
Now is the time to pick up the pace. Don't slow down! Face down the giants that would hinder you, refuse to compromise with sin, and run for the great prize of fellowship with God.
NOW IS THE TIME TO PICK UP THE PACE. DON'T SLOW DOWN!
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