Rahab’s biggest fear

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Rahab’s biggest fear

Joshua 2:2-7 (JDV)

Joshua 2:2 The king of Jericho was told, “Notice, some of the Israelite men have come here tonight to investigate the land.”
Joshua 2:3 Then the king of Jericho sent word to Rahab and said, “Bring out the men who came to you and entered your house, because they came to investigate the entire land.”
Joshua 2:4 But the woman had taken the two men and hidden them. So she said, “Yes, the men did come to me, but I didn’t know where they were from.
Joshua 2:5 At nightfall, when the city gate was about to close, the men went out, and I don’t know where they were going. Chase after them quickly, and you can catch up with them!”
Joshua 2:6 But she had taken them up to the roof and hidden them among the stalks of flax that she had arranged on the roof.
Joshua 2:7 The men pursued them along the road to the fords of the Jordan, and as soon as they left to pursue them, the city gate was shut.

Rahab’s biggest fear

We celebrate Rahab’s courage and compassion, but from the standpoint of Jericho, it was treason. Yet there was no real choice, knowing what she knew about Israel and its God.

Jesus calls us all to put our fear in the right place. At points in our lives, there will be demands on our allegiance that will force us off the fence. When those times come, we must remember that God is bigger than the king.

Lord, thank you for being our biggest fear, and our source of courage.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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