Your Reputation Preceeds You – Joshua 2

God provides a way when there seems to be no way. In this chapter we see how God provided Rahab, a resident of Jericho who believed in God.

Joshua sent two spies into the land east of the Jordan river. They came upon the great city of Jericho, but the king found out about it and he sent men to find them. Rahab hid them on her roof beneath piles of flax (my mom always said that stuff was good for you). Later, she helped them escape the city. Her house “just happened to be” built into the wall of the city. She simply lowered a rope and they escaped.

Did you catch Rahab’s declaration?:

9 “I know the LORD has given you this land,” she told them. “We are all afraid of you. Everyone is living in terror. 10 For we have heard how the LORD made a dry path for you through the Red Sea when you left Egypt. And we know what you did to Sihon and Og, the two Amorite kings east of the Jordan River, whose people you completely destroyed. 11 No wonder our hearts have melted in fear! No one has the courage to fight after hearing such things. For the LORD your God is the supreme God of the heavens above and the earth below.

Such a statement of faith. She didn’t know these men, but because of the reputation of God and His power, Rahab believed and helped His people, these two spies. Talk about “bold and courageous.” She took a great personal risk to help these men she did not know.

I say it again, God provides a way when there seems to be no way.

peace,
e

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