Achsah

And Caleb said, “He who attacks Kirjath Sepher and takes it, to him I will give Achsah my daughter as wife.”  So Othniel the son of Kenaz, the brother of Caleb, took it; and he gave him Achsah his daughter as wife.  Now it was so, when she came to him, that she persuaded him to ask her father for a field. So she dismounted from her donkey, and Caleb said to her, “What do you wish?” 

She answered, “Give me a blessing; since you have given me land in the South, give me also springs of water.” So he gave her the upper springs and the lower springs. Achsah’s husband had done as she had and had asked his father-in-law for a field. Then, she herself went to see her father to ask him to give her springs of water which he did. Why did she want the springs of water as well? Possibly the land she had inherited may have been arid because it was in the south, so springs of water would have been a reasonable request.

Like Achsah who went boldly to her father, Caleb with a request, trusting that he would grant it to her, we should go boldly to our heavenly Father with our petitions, trusting that He would grant us whatever we ask for, provided that it is His will. Caleb didn’t have a problem giving his daughter what she asked for. Not long before her request, Caleb received the land which the Lord had promised him. Joshua 14:13, 14 state, Then Joshua blessed Caleb son of Jephunneh and gave him Hebron as his inheritance.  So Hebron has belonged to Caleb son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite ever since, because he followed the Lord, the God of Israel, wholeheartedly. We see the unwavering faith of Caleb and the Lord’s unfailing love and great faithfulness toward him. God had promised, “No one from this evil generation shall see the good land I swore to give your ancestors, except Caleb son of Jephunneh. He will see it, and I will give him and his descendants the land he set his feet on, because he followed the Lord wholeheartedly” (Deuteronomy 1:36).” Forty-five years later, that promise was fulfilled.

It’s possible that Achsah may have been told about this promise and saw when her father received it in his old age. Caleb had faith that God would give him what he had asked for so many years ago. Achsah went to him in faith, believing that he would give her what she asked for because he had given her the land her husband had asked for. She knew that kind of father she had just as Caleb knew the kind of God he served. She received a blessing from her father and Caleb received his inheritance. As children of God, we are blessed with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ and one day, we will receive our inheritance which is reserved in heaven for us (Ephesians 1:3; 1 Peter 1:4).

Like Achsah, we ask in faith and it shall be granted to us as the Father wills.

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