The book of Joshua continues the story of God’s people as they began to conquer and possess the land that God had promised them. While still traveling in the wilderness, Moses sent 12 spies to search the land to see how difficult it would be to conquer. Ten of the twelve spies returned and convinced the rest of the people that it was too dangerous and difficult so they wandered in the wilderness for many more years.
One of the other two spies was Joshua, who was now leading the people, and the other was Caleb, now 85 years old.
When approaching Hebron, Caleb said that he believed that God would help him conquer the mountain, and in verse 12 of Joshua, chapter 14, Caleb said, “Now therefore give me this mountain”. God did help Caleb, and he drove out the Anakims and possessed the mountains.
Caleb’s mountains should remind us that we can accomplish great things today if we (like Caleb) believe God and ask God to help us.