In Joshua 2 we’re introduced to Rahab, a woman used by God , He had a plan reguard of her background , she was a harlot ,
a prostitute . But God saw her heart , He saw her faithfulness . God changed her destiny .
We don’t know how she came to her level of faith vs12 –
But we see her faithfulness come into play as she asked for a token of mercy for her family to be spared , then here is where her faithfulness showed , she hid the spy’s , she didn’t tell her people where the spy were they belived her due to her reputation.
She was a woman of faith.
A woman who was brave , a woman who was used in part of Gods plan .
Verse 18 the scarlet cord, this is my favorite
The scarlet cord would enable isreals army to identify Rahabs house and spare all who was inside . See the connection !!!
The scarlet cord symbolizes the redemptive with of Christ that saves us all .
The blood of Jesus Christ , By His blood we are redeemed we are saved! Protected
As we seen in exodus the blood upon the door post it’s , Gods protection for all destruction to pass over us , we’re covered with that scarlet cord to this day!
Verse 21 rahab bound the scarlet cord in the window .
She was a woman of Faith , she was obedient to the only true GOD.
Not only faithful but bravery as well .
Rahab teaches us , it don’t matter the past we lived , the things we’ve done . But it’s what God uses as part of our story’s , for His glory
He redeems us and will use us for His plan reguardless of our pasts.
Rahab was used in bringing the messiah Jesus Christ
She was part of His linage
Rahab was boaz’s mom
Boaz and Ruth was the parents of Obed was the father of Jesse,
Jesse was the father of king David
She was king David’s great great grandmother
An ancestor to Jesus !
Greatness flowed from her
(Read Matthew 1: 5-16 )
Through this linage Jesus Christ was born
Through all these people and more not listed the thread of the scarlet cord was woven .