Rahab’s Extraordinary Faith

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Sometimes God uses unlikely people to do amazing things. Rahab, the harlot, showed extraordinary faith in God when Joshua’s spies came to Jericho.

“When we heard about your escape from Egypt and God parting the Red Sea,” she told the spies, “our hearts melted and no courage remained in any man any longer because of you.”

Then we see her faith. “For the Lord your God, He is God in heaven above and on earth beneath.”

Whatever courage she lost, she regained when she believed in God. At great peril to herself and her family she fixed her eyes on the God who knew her. The God who cleansed her and healed her.

The spies told her to tie a scarlet chord out her window and gather all her family in her house.

“When we come to take the land,” they told her, “if we see the scarlet chord in your window you and all your family will live.” She obeyed their command and she and all her household were spared.

Like Rahab, when we become aware of God’s promises it changes everything. Because of her new-found extraordinary faith, Rahab knew God would save her. She displayed unconditional confidence in God? and believed He was a God who kept His promises.

We can have the same faith Rahab had if we will trust God and His promises, simply because He said them.

Footnote: God blessed Rahab for her faith in a mighty way. We read in Jesus’ lineage in Matthew that Rahab was the father of Boaz in the royal lineage of David.

A message by Gearl Spicer, pastor at One Heart Church, Norcross, Georgia, was inspiration for this post.

About Steven Sawyer

God blessed me with the gift of writing. Mom told me I wrote paragraphs in second grade when others were learning to write sentences. I spent more than three decades in professional writing gigs. For the past eight years I've combined my passion for writing with my love for the Lord. He and I write a Christ-centered, family-friendly blog to glorify God Monday-thru Friday at https://stevensawyer.wordpress.com/. My wife and I have four grown children and two precious granddaughters we co-parent with their mom. I'm a Galatians 2:20 disciple of Christ seeking to allow Christ to live His life in me, through me, and as me.
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4 Responses to Rahab’s Extraordinary Faith

  1. Sue C. says:

    “When we become aware of God’s promises it changes everything.” Amen and when we BELIEVE them.

  2. ptl2010 says:

    The Lord can and will use the lowliest to accomplish His plans. They only need to be willing to be available and obey.

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