Achsah’s blessing

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Achsah’s blessing

Joshua 15:13-19 (JDV)

Joshua 15:13 He gave Caleb son of Jephunneh the following portion among the descendants of Judah based on Yahveh’s instruction to Joshua: Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron; Arba was the father of Anak).
Joshua 15:14 Caleb drove out from there the three sons of Anak: Sheshai, Ahiman, and Talmai, descendants of Anak.
Joshua 15:15 From there he marched against the inhabitants of Debir, which used to be called Kiriath-sepher,
Joshua 15:16 and Caleb had said, “Whoever attacks and captures Kiriath-sepher, I will give my daughter Achsah to him as a wife.”
Joshua 15:17 So Othniel son of Caleb’s brother, Kenaz, captured it, and Caleb gave his daughter Achsah to him as a wife.
Joshua 15:18 When she arrived, she persuaded Othniel to ask her father for a field. As she got off her donkey, Caleb asked her, “What can I do for you?”
Joshua 15:19 She replied, “Give me a blessing. Since you have given me land in the Negev, give me the springs also.” So he gave her the upper and lower springs.

Achsah’s blessing

Achsah was not going to sit back and let her husband lose out on the blessing. She spoke up and asked not only for the land, but also for the springs to water it.

Thank you, Lord, for wise wives, who are not only a blessing themselves, but pursue blessings by their wisdom.

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About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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