Leadership succession is very important for continuity in any organization. Kristin Ryba describes succession Planning as : ” …the process used to identify replacements for high-level positions. It helps increase the availability of candidates prepared to fill critical roles when your senior leaders leave or retire.” It is more so when the current leader honours words and pledges made by a previous leader. In this verse, Caleb is holding Joshua for the words spoken by Moses. In most political spheres, the new leader want to lay his polices to the detriment of a predecessor. These two leaders were contemporaries as soldiers. Ryba continues, ” Succession plans ensure leadership exits are smooth, seamless, and non-detrimental to profitability. An effective plan outlines replacements for key people so that your business can run properly when they leave”. So when Caleb asked for Hebron, Joshua agreed. He was probably around when Moses made the promise. It takes men of integrity to honour agreements made by a predecessor. Joshua demonstrated integrity by giving Hebron to Caleb. What would your leaders do? What would they say? No matter what happens, remember that a leaders lasting value is measured by your succession. Jesus left the twelve. The impact is apparent today. So Joshua granted his request.
Now therefore give me this mountain, whereof the LORD spake in that day; for thou heardest in that day how the Anakims were there, and that the cities were great and fenced: if so be the LORD will be with me, then I shall be able to drive them out, as the LORD said. Joshua 14:12 KJV