Tag: strength

“Give Me This Hill Country”

Caleb, son of Jephunneh, of the tribe of Judah, was a man of great faith.  After spying out the land of Canaan with the other eleven spies, he returned confident that the Israelites could solve the problem of conquering the land of Canaan.  In spite of the ten who vehemently disagreed with him and Joshua,…

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Backbone or Yellow Streak?

Following the death of Moses, God spoke to Joshua and gave instructions concerning leading the children of Israel into the promised land.  Four times in the first chapter and many times thereafter, Joshua and the people are told to, “Be strong and of good courage.”  Strength and courage were qualities that were essential if they…

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