“And now, behold, I am this day eighty-five years old ...” (v10). 45 years earlier, Caleb and Joshua had been the Israelites to have faith in God’s ability to bring them into the Promised Land, despite the giants and fortified cities. All the Israelites of their generation had died in the wilderness, yet Caleb had survived, and at 85 was still healthy, strong, and full of confidence in the Lord. The time had finally come for him to receive his inheritance.
“So now give me this hill country …” (v12). No matter our situation or age or the challenges facing us, what counts is having hearts full of faith in what God can do.