Joshua 2:21, “And she said, According unto your words, so be it. And she sent them away, and they departed: and she bound the scarlet line in the window.”
Joshua 2 introduces us to Rahab the Harlot, and in it we read her salvation testimony. You really should take the time to read the entire chapter, but until you do that, consider this. Rahab, along with all the residents of Jericho, had heard about the people of Israel and their God. They were aware that Israel’s God was leading them forward and all who opposed Israel’s God were defeated. Rahab did not know much about God, but she was certain that judgment was coming, and she knew that she needed to be saved from it. She acted in faith when she hid the Israelite spies and hung the scarlet cord out her window as they instructed. Dear reader, it takes no more of God’s grace to save Rahab the harlot than it takes to save a young child raised in a protected environment. In other words, do not think that because you are not a prostitute that you are in no need of God’s grace, and never think that because you are a prostitute, you’re beyond the reach of His grace. None of us are capable of saving ourselves, but all of us are capable of being saved. We all stand in need of the scarlet thread. The biggest act in life is the simple act of faith; faith in Christ to save you, and faith in Christ to sustain you. Faith in Christ to enable and empower you to daily live for Him, please Him, obey Him, and be used for His honor and glory. The biggest act in life is a simple act of faith in Christ and Christ alone.