Re:Verse passage – Joshua 2:1-21 (day three)

“It was told the king of Jericho, saying, ‘Behold, men from the sons of Israel have come here tonight to search out the land.’”

These two spies didn’t do much spying. What happened? Were they novices at reconnaissance? Were they overconfident? Did they intend to indulge in revelry prior to fulfilling their mission? Is that why they ended up at Rahab’s place? Whether they intended to avail themselves of Rahab’s services or not, the jig was up soon enough. Someone figured them out, and the manhunt commenced. The mission never took off, and now they were hemmed in, out of ideas. There is one savvy, resourceful presence in this account – Rahab. This ancestor of Christ ended up as the stealthy, unflappable agent Israel needed. Everyone but God would see only this woman’s outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.

Author: Bryan Richardson

Bryan Richardson is the Associate Pastor for Counseling and Pastoral Ministries at FBCSA.

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