Caleb teaches us that there is a direct relationship between the pronouncement of God’s promises to us and our own personal appropriation of those promises upon our lives. God’s promises are not merely aphorisms to quote but powerful kingdom certainties to embrace and order our lives by. Tomorrow’s promises will never be realized by yesterday’s old patterns. Instead God’s promises for tomorrow challenge us to live by tomorrow’s patterns today.
While this inscription is personal it is not private. God’s promises are a catalyst for internal yet visible change as lives are reordered around the veracity and the certainty of His Word. Our lifestyle will increasingly reflect the substance of tomorrow’s promises rather than today’s uncertainties—and it will be evident for all to see.