Hebrews 11:31 & James 2:25 - Day 10
By faith the prostitute Rahab, because she welcomes the spies, was not killed with those who were disobedient. - Hebrews 11:31
In the same way, was not even Rahab the prostitute considered righteous for what she did when she gave lodging to the spies and sent them off in a different direction? As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead. - James 2:25
Rahab surely had hopeless moments, times when her life seemed so limited and confining that no way to a better life seemed possible. But in the midst of that situation, she heard a story about a God who split the Red Sea to save His people. How difficult would it be for a woman weighted down with a sin, shame and regret to consider that this God could life her out of her current life? And still, Rahab had faith. When God presented her with the choice of either covering for the Jewish spies or revealing their identity to the king, her faith produced action. She chose to go with God’s people. Her faith in God’s goodness and his character saved her whole household.
Rahab had no credentials, no spotless resume we might expect from a God follower. On the outside, she didn’t look like a person who would have great faith. And yet, God saw her faith and saved her. This story reminds us that our faith is not based on our own ability to prove our righteousness to God, but on our ability to trust His nature and character. If a prostitute who is outside of covenant with God can look at His amazing acts and trust His goodness, then how much more can we as His people trust Him and take specific acts of faith?
Do you really believe that God is good and that He sees you favorably? Journal about that for awhile.
Are there actions that God is calling you to take based on the revelation that He is good? Take some time to pray and ask Him.