Your view of God determines how you face aging, the enemy, and all other challenges. How does one develop a high view of God and then maintain such a view? NOT by looking at your circumstances but at God! Psalm 16:8 says "I have set the LORD always before me; Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved."
Dive into the stories of the Bible and meditate upon the same stories that Caleb had in Genesis and the ones he himself experienced in Exodus, Numbers, Leviticus, and Deuteronomy until you come away with a large and proper view of God. The book of Genesis alone has enough stories to bless your heart. To name a few:
- God kills an innocent animal and with its skin God covers Adam and Eve's nakedness.
- God saves the righteous (Noah and his family) when He destroys the wicked.
- God gives an old man with a barren wife a baby (Abraham & Sarah) through which He builds a nation and brings the Messiah.
- God cares about women who are mistreated (Leah, Rachel, Hagar, Tamar, etc.)
- God fulfills a promise made to Abraham (Genesis 15) many years before and saves an entire people during a famine by sending a brother ahead to prepare a place for them in Egypt.
Questions for today's Chronological Bible reading: Joshua 13:1-15:63
- What does the division of Canaan's real estate do for the tribes of Israel?
- What does this land division teach them about God?
- How long does it take Israel to conquer Canaan in the initial stage/campaigns?
- How does Caleb motivate his men to drive out the Anakites?
- Describe Caleb's relationship with his daughter Acsah.
- What does this tell you about Caleb's view of women?
Ask the Lord to let you see how you are living today will affect your future perspective.