Joshua 2: Rahab’s Faith

Joshua 2: Rahab’s Faith

Rahab—often known as “Rahab the harlot”—did not know much about the Lord God. But she took what little she knew and responded in faith to God. Spying out the Promised Land Having camped out in the Plains of Moab for Moses’s final sermons, the Israelites now began...
Joshua 2: Rahab’s Faith

Romans 5: Reconciliation with God

Paul often begins his epistles with the phrase “grace and peace to you” (see 1 Corinthians 1:3). While we may be tempted to skim over these greetings, they reveal an important concept: The grace of God brings about peace with God—apart from His gracious work, we...
Joshua 2: Rahab’s Faith

Romans 4: The Grace of Justification

What is justification? God demands perfection, but we all fall short of His glory (Romans 3:23). Because we cannot reach up to Him, He reaches down to us. Justification involves the imputation of Jesus Christ’s righteousness to us and our sin to Jesus Christ. This is...
Joshua 2: Rahab’s Faith

Romans 3: Righteousness in Christ

We are all in need of a heart transplant. In Romans 3, Paul continues his argument of the sinfulness of humanity. Because of our sin, we need more than justice when it comes to our relationship with God. Otherwise, His justice would destroy us because every one...