A woman of faith

Re:Verse reading–Joshua 2 (day one) “So they went and entered the house of a prostitute named Rahab and stayed there.”–v 1.

Pure motives.  They went to her house because they didn’t want to be noticed.  Men were in and out of that house frequently.

What the spies didn’t expect was to encounter a prepared heart.  Someone in whom the Lord’s Spirit was at work.  Like the woman at the well (John 4), Rahab (Joshua 2) was waking up, spiritually.  She had heard the stories of Jehovah.  His judgements on Sihon and Og.  His powerful deliverance of His people from slavery.  Hearing, she was ready to act to save herself and her family.

Remarkable story.  Sinful past.  Conviction of sin.  Mercy of God.  Genuine faith. New Life.  Noble heritage. Woman of faith.  Great-grandmother of King David.  Ancestor of Christ.

“By FAITH Rahab the harlot did not perish along with those who were disobedient, after she welcomed the spies in peace.”–Hebrews 12:31.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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