After Rahab hid the Israelite spies and sent the king’s men on a wild goose chase, she went up to the roof to talk with the men.
The first thing Rahab did was let them know that she knew all about them. “I know that the LORD has given you the land, and that the fear of you has fallen upon us, and that all the inhabitants of the land melt away before you. For we have heard how the LORD dried up the water of the Red Sea before you when you came out of Egypt, and what you did to the two kings of the Amorites who were beyond the Jordan, to Sihon and Og, whom you devoted to destruction. And as soon as we heard it, our hearts melted, and there was no spirit left in any man because of you, for the LORD your God, he is God in the heavens above and on the earth beneath.” (Joshua 2:8-11 ESV)
Can you imagine being those two men fearing for their lives on the roof of a prostitute’s house, and she comes up there to them and professes her faith in their God?
Isn’t it amazing how Rahab listened to all the chatter that went on around her, observed for herself what was going on, and came to an understanding of who God was and all that He could do? And not only did God prepare her heart for the coming of those two spies, but then He used her to provide them the information they needed.
Because of Rahab’s testimony, they experienced the power of God from an outsider’s perspective. They could enter the Promised Land with confidence knowing God paved the way for them.
Read about Rahab and the spies in Scripture: Joshua 2:8-11
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