1. Exposition

What does this episode with Caleb and Achsah make plain?

Judges 1:15 (ESV)

15 She said to him, “Give me a blessing. Since you have set me in the land of the Negeb, give me also springs of water.” And Caleb gave her the upper springs and the lower springs.

We find in this small episode that everyone (fathers and daughters, husbands and sons-in-law) functions with boldness and creativity but always respectful of the dignity and role of the other person in that socioeconomic environment…. Here we see covenant faith in action in everyday life.1