June 4: Age
Is No Excuse
Scripture Lesson: Joshua 14:10-15
On this date in 2004, Julio Franco at 45 became the oldest player
in Major League history to hit a grand slam home run. Franco connected in the
first inning, and his grand slam was the difference in the Braves 8-4 victory
over the Phillies at Turner Field.
We are introduced to a rather old warrior in our Scripture lesson
today. Caleb was 85 years young, still feeling great and ready to claim the
city of Hebron as his share of the Promised Land. Some 45 years before, Caleb
and Joshua were the only two out of 12 spies sent into the Promised Land who
came back believing that, with God’s help, Israel could defeat it. As a result,
Moses declared that Israel would wander in the desert for many years, and only
they would survive to see the Promised Land again. As Caleb asked permission to
go after Hebron and the surrounding hill country, he told Joshua he still
believed he would win with the Lord’s help, and he was successful in conquering
its powerful defenders. Afterward, according to our last verse, the land had
rest from war.
age not a factor in serving God?
Caleb blessed by Moses and then by Joshua?
God want you to serve Him today?
Age is no excuse in not serving God. We all have tasks to complete
for Him no matter how old or how young we are today.
Posted on Sat, June 4, 2016
by David Daly