On October 25th, 2021 we treated the case of exemption clause in relation to eating the tree in the center of the garden. In that post, we mentioned that an exemption clause is a borrowing from the law of contact. In this clause parties may decide to limit or exclude obligations to reduce liability. We said that the clause may be permissive or prohibitive depending on whether to allow or restrict an action. In today’s episode, God is answering prayers of Moses, then He added an exemption clause…the rebels won’t see the land of promise, except Caleb and Joshua. Why did God exclude them? Its because they clearly followed the Lord. On Nov.29,’22, my Pastor, Simeon Afolabi, also wrote on the exemption clause in Bread and Wine, when God decided to spare Noah of all that generation. He used that phrase to describe people who were exempted from disasters. That post is a worthy read. Today, we can say that consistent following of God will bring us into this clause of preservation. We may be in the minority as Caleb and Joshua were. Don’t stop to consider whether you should stand on Gods principles. If you hold unto Gods principles, it will bring you into exempted blessings. That’s what you really need to show to the world. You are exempted to be blessed. Jesus added to this exemption by his death on Calvary. Now you’re doubly protected for great blessings.
Surely they shall not see the land which I sware unto their fathers, neither shall any of them that provoked me see it: But my servant Caleb, because he had another spirit with him, and hath followed me fully, him will I bring into the land whereinto he went; and his seed shall possess it. Numbers 14:23-24 KJV