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This then was the lot of the tribe of the children of Judah by their families; even to the border of Edom the wilderness of Zin southward was the uttermost part of the south coast.
And unto Caleb the son of Jephunneh he gave a part among the children of Judah, according to the commandment of the LORD to Joshua, even the city of Arba the father of Anak, which city is Hebron.
63, REWARDS OF COURAGE
Arba was the greatest among the Anakim or giants, Jos_14:15. His three sons were equally formidable, Jos_15:14. But Caleb subdued them through an omnipotent faith, 1Jn_5:4-5. Jesus can give us victory over the Anakim of our hearts; the only condition is faith.
Twice in Scripture we are told this story of Achsah. See Jdg_1:13, etc. With fatherly generosity Caleb gave her the upper and the nether springs. When men are right with God they can distribute living water to others. Let us never rest content with the lower, but aspire to the highest, Joh_3:12, remembering that it is our Father’s good pleasure to give.
Alas for the record of Jos_15:63! Centuries passed till David came and subdued the city, 2Sa_5:6. But there would have been no waiting had Judah gone up in the power of God. See Psa_60:5, etc.