Busy Mind, Deceptive Heart
September 5, 2013
Read Joshua 2
Rahab is a prostitute.
The New Testament references to Rahab indicate that she was an immoral woman. The Greek word used to describe Rahab is “porne” the word from which we get “pornography.”
- Rahab makes a choice.
- It involves a risk.
- Her family
- Her security
- Her life
- The spies make a covenant with Rahab.
What are the responsibilities of both parties? Rahab? The spies?
- How God uses Rahab
- She is obedient.
- She believes God.
- She is an example of how God knows us.
She suffered some unknowns in her steps of faith.
Rahab stepped out on faith. She was not from a culture who believed God and trusted Him. God met her where she was and walked with her after, giving her a new future and a new hope.
The waiting is over. Rahab’s impact on believers.
- She saves her family.
Her first priority was acting what she knew of God. Her second priority was saving her family.
- She is a gentile.
- She is in the lineage of Christ.
Read Matthew 1:5, Hebrews 11:30-31, and James 2:25. Rahab and Salmon had a son, Boaz. Boaz was the father of Obed; Obed, the father of Jesse; Jesse, the father of King David. And from the line of King David of the tribe of Judah came the promised Messiah, Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord.]
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.
Rahab (and our) response to the Lord – where she has been exchanging her body, now she is exchanging ownership of her body for righteous purposes.
How have you exchanged your body or self for a relationship?
Remember our discussion on boundaries?
I’m going to trust God can bring me better than what I can do by exchanging my body or by giving up what God has called me to hold fast to in this world.