Daily Devotional from Joshua 2--
And Joshua the son of Nun sent two men secretly from Shittim as spies, saying, “Go, view the land, especially Jericho.” And they went and came into the house of a prostitute whose name was Rahab and lodged there.
Do you think that because of your sin, God would never use you to advance His kingdom? That might seem reasonable to our thinking - He is holy and He hates sin. But God is also in the redemption and restoration business.
Rahab was a prostitute, living a life of degradation - used by men to satisfy their sexual desires. But in the Gospel of Matthew we find that she became one of the ancestors of our Lord and Savior.
She helped Joshua’s spies escape and when the Israelites destroyed Jericho, she and her family were spared. God turned her life around. We don’t know the details, but she married and had children, and Jesus, the perfect Lamb of God, was a descendant of this prostitute. God redeems, restores and uses weak and broken people to accomplish great things, if we listen and follow His instructions!
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