Sometimes You Ought To Just Do It Yourself

Sometimes You Ought To Just Do It Yourself

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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!


Joshua 15:19

She replied, “Do me a special favor. Since you have given me land in the Negev, give me also springs of water.” So Caleb gave her the upper and lower springs.


This is the story of Aksah and her father, Caleb. Caleb was one of the two spies who came back to Moses with a positive report and Joshua. Many years had passed, and at the age of 85, Caleb went to Joshua and demanded the property promised to him by Joshua. Joshua gave him what he asked for. To receive the promised gift, he would have to drive out the inhabitants of the land. At one point, he offered his daughter, Aksah, in marriage to any man who would march against and defeat a certain group of people. Othniel, one of his warriors, took the offer and defeated the people living in the land. So Aksah married Othniel. She wanted her husband to ask her father for certain springs that were near the property her father had already given the two of them, but while she was on her donkey talking to her husband, her father walked up to them. He asked, “What can I do for you, sweetheart?” She said, “Dad, I need the fresh springs of water that are near the property you gave us to live on.” “Very well,” he said, “I’ll give you two freshwater springs.”


You tell me who had more clout with Caleb, his daughter, or his son-in-law? I believe it’s true that there are opportunities before us where we are convinced someone else should step up on our behalf. But consider this one thought this AM. “Sometimes You Ought To Just Do It Yourself.”


Dear Jesus,

This AM, I’ve seen TRUTH from your Word that I had forgotten. Aksah had more influence on her own father than her husband ever would. I’m grateful that she wanted to honor her husband, yet girls always have more pull with their dad than any husband ever could. I’ll keep this in mind. Amen

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