Rahab: Risky Business
Pastor Elwin Ahu
"In the same way, was not even Rahab the prostitute considered righteous for what she did when she gave lodging to the spies and sent them off in a different direction?" (James 2:25)
- Recognize and RESPOND to godly opportunities.
"I know that the Lord has given this land to you and that a great fear of you has fallen on us ... We have heard how the Lord dried up the water of the Red Sea ... and what you did to ... the two kings of the Amorites ... whom you completely destroyed. When we heard of it, our hearts melted ... for the Lord your God is God in heaven above and on the earth below." (Josh. 2:9-11 NIV)
"But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does." (James 1:6-8 NIV)
- See opportunities as ALL or NOTHING propositions.
"I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm ... I will vomit you out of My mouth." (Rev. 3:15-16 NKJV)
"Now then, please swear to me by the Lord that you will show kindness to my family ... that you will spare the lives of my father and mother, my brothers and sisters, and all who belong to them, and that you will save us from death." (Josh. 2:12-13 NIV)
- Are WILLING, not perfect.
"She said, 'According to your words, so be it.' So she sent them away, and they departed; and she tied the scarlet cord in the window." (Josh. 2:21)
"'Lord, do not trouble Yourself further, for I am not worthy for You to come under my roof ... but just say the word, and my servant will be healed.' ... Now when Jesus heard this, He ... said to the crowd ... 'I say to you, not even in Israel have I found such great faith.'" (Luke 7:6-9)