Re:Verse passage – Joshua 2:1-21 (day six)
God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful. 28 God chose things despised by the world,[h] things counted as nothing at all, and used them to bring to nothing what the world considers important. 1 Corinthians 1:27-28
Rahab made it clear that everyone had heard the same stories about the God of the Israelites she had. That means Jericho’s wisest and most powerful had also received the same news, and yet only Rahab initiated her faith by saving two Israelite scouts.
Paul’s words to the Corinthian church could not have been more true than in Jericho. With every opportunity to repent and initiate new faith, the wise and powerful of Jericho instead chose to stand their ground.
Rahab’s story is a story of God’s kindness to all, an invitation to repentance, especially to the despised and powerless of the world.