Verse 5 – The land was divided exactly as God had instructed Moses years before. Joshua followed God’s commands precisely. Often as believers, we think that getting close to obedience is good enough. It can very well carry over into our spiritual lives.
Example: We may follow God’s Word as long as we agree with it, but ignore it when it seems too harsh. (Picking and choosing what is easy to follow).
Verses 6-12 – Caleb was faithful from the start. Because of his faith, God promised him a personal inheritance of land (Numbers 14:24; Deuteronomy 1:34-36). Although his inheritance land still had giants, Caleb knew the Lord would help him conquer it.