Wednesday – History
Reading – Joshua 13-15
““Now, as you can see, the Lord has kept me alive and well as he promised for all these forty-five years since Moses made this promise—even while Israel wandered in the wilderness. Today I am eighty-five years old. I am as strong now as I was when Moses sent me on that journey, and I can still travel and fight as well as I could then.”
Joshua 14:10-11 NLT
This is Caleb speaking.
At age 85, he boldly reminds Joshua of Moses’ promise to him and chooses land that needs to be conquered yet.
If you read chapter 15, you find that he conquers that land and settles his people there.
While I may have a few more aches than when I was forty (nearly 19 years ago now), for the most part, I’m feeling pretty good physically. The question is, will I be that way at 85?
I’ve known others that have kept fit into their eighties. If I make the effort, I should be able to as well.
To that end, I am making monthly goals. Last month I did a partial fast, eating one meal per day for 21 days. So far, most of those pounds are staying off and I’ve stopped some unhealthy eating habits. This month I plan on getting to bed at a decent time – a tough one for this night owl. Later, I may concentrate on exercise.
I’m far from a great example of fitness, but I’m heading the right direction one step at a time.
What does this have to do with today’s passage?
Caleb made a great example of treating the body as God’s temple.
I hope to follow that example.
Do you have plans to keep your body healthy?
What kind of difference can you make if you stay healthy later in life?
How can you start down that path today?