Joshua 15:63 As for the Jebusites the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the children of Judah could not drive them out: but the Jebusites dwell with the children of Judah at Jerusalem unto this day.
God had given His people the power to possess the promised land. They could get rid of their enemies if they wanted to do so! Instead here we find that the children of Judah couldn’t get the victory. They learned to live with their enemies.
That is not really what God wants us doing. He has made us victorious. We can have victory but we will need the heart, the discipline, and the decision to pay the price to accomplish what He has for us.
So often we live below our means because we fail to fully follow God. This chapter tells of Caleb and his victories but then leaves us with the failures of Judah.
I want to learn to live in victory. I still live with some enemies that plague my mind. I live with doubts and insecurities. I know that they are wrong but I do not stand strong like I should on a consistent basis.
Do you have this problem? Let’s decide today to believe and act on our faith. We can live in victory!