Re:Verse passage – Joshua 2:1-21 (day five)  “spare my father and my mother and my brothers and my sisters, with all who belong to them, and deliver our lives from death.”  It’s a fascinating account of God’s activity in establishing and providing for the Israelites. His strength and power on display as they prepare to conquer Jericho. Death and destruction will soon come. Yet in the midst of providing a land for His people, an opportunity to see another facet of God’s nature- redemption. Rahab is found faithful and acts in kindness to the spies (and to the Lord). God gives her and her family redemption. Saves them from destruction. Watch what God does- changes her reputation (identity), changes her future, gives her hope, uses her in a prominent role His redemptive plan. That’s the nature of salvation. That’s the grace and kindness of the Lord. It was shown to and through Rahab. It is being shown to and through believers today. Same God- redeeming, reconciling, and restoring human hearts for His glory and our good!!

Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation.

Author: Scott Lane

Scott Lane is the Executive Pastor of Ministry at FBCSA.

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