For further reading see Joshua 2:1-24
Rahab is one of the many examples in the Bible of finding faith in an unexpected place. She is not an Israelite. She is also a prostitute. But she proves here to be a strong woman of faith. She stands in contrast to many Israelites. They experienced God’s power in rescue but often failed in faith. But Rahab observes it from a distance and concludes that here is “God in heaven above and the earth below”. At the same time, she also reveals herself to be the able protector of her family, bargaining for their safety. She may indeed have turned to prostitution to support her family. Like Tamar, Rahab is another non-Jewish ancestor of Jesus and lauded twice for her faith in the New Testament (Hebrews 11:31, James 2:25). Rahab alerts us to the faithfulness of those we might dismiss. God sees people differently from us.
Question: Have you been surprised by the people God works through, and what has that changed for you?
Prayer: Lord, I confess that I have sometimes dismissed people. Help me to see others with your eyes. Amen.