Woman of the Bible Series: Rahab
Rahab married Salmon of the tribe of Judah and was the mother of Boaz. Biblical interpreters have viewed Rahab as a model of hospitality, mercy, faith, patience and repentance in her interaction with Joshua's spies. Thus the harlot of Jericho became a paragon of virtue and was mentioned in the lineage of Messiah the Lord Jesus Christ.
Rahab took the two men sent by Joshua and hid them,
and when the King of Jericho came looking for them she said: "There came men unto me, but I wist not whence they were: 5 And it came to pass about the time of shutting
of the gate, when it was dark, that the men went out:
whither the men went I know not: pursue after them
quickly; for ye shall overtake them. 6 But she had brought
them up to the roof of the house, and hid them with the
stalks of flax, which she had laid in order upon the roof." Joshua 2:4-6
When Joshua and army came to attack Jericho: "They burned the city with fire, and all that was in it. Only the silver and gold and articles of bronze and iron, they put into the treasury of the house of the LORD. However, Rahab the harlot and her father's household and all she had, Joshua spared; and she has lived in the midst of Israel to this day, for she hid the messengers whom Joshua sent to spy out Jericho." Joshua 6:24-25
She lowered a scarlet cord in her window to prevent Joshua's men from harming her. Joshua 2:18
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Isaiah 26:3; Philippines 4:6
7-8-21-21, Israel has only 8000 square miles of land - the Muslims have 5 million. Yet, they also want the Jews land. Of all the nations of the world, the Lord chose the descendants of Jacob [Jews], not Ishmael [Muslims], to be His covenant people - the descendants of Abraham and wife Sarah. (Genesis 17:19-21; Malachi 1:1–5).
✝️ 6-8-20, Jesus is God; He came to save sinners. “For He [Jesus] Whom God sent speaks the words of God: The Father loves the Son & has given all things into His hand. He that believs on the Son hath everlasting life & they that believes not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on them.” John 3:34-36
✝️ 6-7-20, The Lord □ Jesus spoke from the cross first of forgiveness, salvation then of His Mother's care into John's hands. He spoke of being forsaken & then triumph as His task as human was complete shedding His perfect blood for the forgiveness of sins to all who repent believing in Him. His body was thirsty. And last of His reunion with the Father. Matthew 27:46; Luke 23:34, 43, 46; John 19:26-28, 30; Mark 15:34
✝️ 5-7-20, Sins □ Jesus Harshly Condemns; He said, “God knows our hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God. V9 For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” [Pride] Luke 16:15, 18:9-14; Hebrews 1:8-9
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