Re:Verse reading–Joshua 2 (day four)
Rahab was a woman of good character. Yes…she is identified as a harlot, but she also demonstrated some excellent character qualities. First, there was integrity…she was true to her word. She was compassionate toward the Israeli spies and unselfish in desiring to save her entire family and not just herself. She demonstrated great faith as attested to in Hebrews 11:31…the ‘hall of faith’ chapter in Scripture. Character is a heritage passed down through family lines.
Rahab married Salmon after Israel conquered Jericho…they had a son named Boaz. Boaz, whose story we learn in the book of Ruth, was a man of integrity, compassion, unselfish concern for family, and faith. All of these character qualities came together in his care and treatment of Ruth and Naomi. What are the character qualities that you are passing on? What do your children see in your life? Are you demonstrating Christ-like character or worldly character? Who will have lasting impact for the kingdom of God because they have developed Godly character through your example?