From Handbook to Scripture, Day 61
READING: JOSHUA 2
The story of Rahab the harlot is a remarkable account of a woman who knew little about the God of Israel, but who applied the little she knew. Rahab took the risk of protecting the two Israelite spies who came to investigate the city of Jericho. When she hid them on the roof of her house on the city wall, she acknowledged to them that “the Lord your God, He is God in heaven above and on earth beneath.” She asked for the reward of protection when Israel overtook her city, and they instructed her to bind a line of scarlet cord in her window as a token against that day. She and her household were spared (Joshua 6), and she is mentioned in Matthew 1 as being a part of the Messianic line and in Hebrews 11 and James 2 as an example of faith in action.
Prayer: Lord, I thank You for the example of simple faith in the life of this Gentile woman who put her complete trust in You. Thank You for honoring those who honor You.
Meditation passage: verse 11