Joshua 2:9-11, “And she said unto the men, I know that the LORD hath given you the land, and that your terror is fallen upon us, and that all the inhabitants of the land faint because of you. For we have heard how the LORD dried up the water of the Red sea for you, when ye came out of Egypt; and what ye did unto the two kings of the Amorites, that were on the other side Jordan, Sihon and Og, whom ye utterly destroyed. And as soon as we had heard these things, our hearts did melt, neither did there remain any more courage in any man, because of you: for the LORD your God, He is God in heaven above, and in earth beneath.”
Joshua 2 reveals that Rahab had faith in God’s power. She understood her inability to save herself and recognized the uselessness of opposing God. Think about it, what good are walls against the God that parted the Red Sea? Rahab understood that judgment was coming, and that she would be judged. That’s not all she recognized. Rahab also believed that God is good! She trusted in God’s goodness to spare her even though she was a pagan prostitute from Canaan, whose entire life had been spent against God. She believed in God’s goodness to save as well as His judgment against sin. Believing that God is true is one thing. Believing that He is holy and powerful and will judge sin is another. Believing that you are a sinner incapable of saving yourself is yet another thing. The question is this. Are you willing to put your trust in His goodness? Have you believed that He loved you so much that He gave His Son to die in your place, and that Jesus rose again from the grave? If you haven’t, today is the day for faith. If you have, tell others about your Friend.
I’ve found a Friend, oh such a Friend!
He loved me ere I knew Him;
He drew me with the cords of love,
And thus He bound me to Him.
And round my heart still closely twine
Those ties which naught can sever,
For I am His, and He is mine,
Forever and forever
“I’ve Found a Friend” by James G. Small