Thursday, December 28, 2017

DAILY?READINGS: Esther 3:1-4:17; Zech. 13:7-14:21; Rev. 19:11-20:6

By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace. Hebrews 11:31

Rahab protected the spies and that was a great act of faith. Had she been caught she may have been executed for high treason. Why did she do this? Firstly, she and her people had heard of the miracle of Israel’s Red Sea crossing. It had happened 40 years before (maybe before Rahab was born) and was still talked about. They had also heard of the recent victories of Israel on the East Bank. All the people of Jericho lived in fear and Rahab knew that Israel was powerful because of their God. She had come to recognise the glory of the God of Israel and had trusted Him. Her faith pleased God. —Paul Young

I believe there is a God in heaven who paid the price for all my sin;
Shed His blood to open up the way, for me to walk with Him. —Bilbrough