From there he went to fight against the people living in the town of Debir (formerly called Kiriath-sepher).
I have seen to many people get old before their time. Sometimes it’s in just a physical way – hair falls out, wrinkles start to show, or a previously active life has taken a toll on joints etc. There are others, though, who get old because they think old. Because they are a certain age, they think that they should act a certain way, or dress a certain way.
It’s thinking life away. Even as children we do it. At the age of 5 and 3 quarters, I just couldn’t wait to be 6. Children think that being older makes you bigger and better. Nope!
There is nothing more pleasurable than listening to a child who has a giggle that won’t stop. It will bring a smile to everyone and anyone, guaranteed. Wouldn’t life be so much better if we could all giggle like that, if we could all bring a smile to everyone? But we can’t do that because we’re not children anymore! Or can we?
The verse above tells us that Caleb was still conquering at the age of 85. He didn’t think he was too old. He didn’t give up. He kept on going.
If I don’t think I’m old, I can keep on going.
If I think young, I can be young.
If I live like a child, I can perhaps make someone smile.