Support Can Be Dangerous

July 15th, 2014

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Joshua 2:1-21

Help can come from the strangest places and the least likely candidates. Rahab was one who certainly did not have the best reputation, yet she was instrumental in saving the lives of Joshua’s two spies.

What prompted Rahab to risk her life and help the spies? Was it fear? Indeed, the whole city had heard how the Lord had delivered the Israelites out of Egypt and through the Red Sea. Word of the Amorites’ defeat had reached Jericho and indeed they were all “melting in fear.”

Perhaps Rahab was an opportunist and she was trying to save herself and her family from the destruction that was coming. Maybe she had nothing to lose. Or could it be that Rahab risked her life and helped the spies because she somehow realized that the God of the Israelites was the true God?

Whatever her motives, Rahab took risks in order to do what was best. She did not hesitate to put her life on the line for the sake of others.

What risks am I willing to take in obedience to what God wants to do in my life?

Author: Norayr Hajian


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