I love her story.
She’s the ultimate comeback kid. Her story is one of redemption. Her story takes the phrase “Faith over Fear” and multiples it times a million.
Listen, she did some bad things. No doubt. But when push came to shove and God needed her – she jumped. She dove in head first with more faith than most seasoned Christians. And she never looked back.
Last night my friend Darrah said the following words that really resonated with me – Don’t be tied to your past, and don’t tie other people to theirs.
Whenever you start to feel the past creep up inside of you, whenever you start to hear the past whisper lies of inadequacy – I’m gonna need you to remember Rahab. The past is the past. Rahab’s story shouts loud and clear that no matter how blemished we are God still loves us, and He will still use us in mighty, mighty ways.
God took this broken human being, gave her faith like no other, and used her as a key player as the walls of Jericho came tumbling down.
Let me tell you where Rahab ended up – with a bouncy, baby boy named Boaz. Yes, Ruth’s husband. Keep on going down the list of relatives and you end up at King David and then the one and only Jesus Christ. That’s one heck of a family tree.
That’s right. God loved Rahab so much that he invited her straight into His family. And He loves you that much, too.
“And in the same way was not also Rahab the harlot justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out by another way?” James 2:25
“Who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.” – Titus 2:14