I can imagine what people would have said about Rahab after the walls of Jericho fell and they discovered who had hidden the Israeli spies. I'll bet it really blew their minds when they found out that only Rahab and her family survived the battle. How in the world did that woman get saved? everyone probably wondered. Who is she anyway? I thought she was a lady of the evening. I wonder if that was God or the Devil using her. She's not even good enough for God to save like that. Can't you just hear it?
Consider people you know now who have lived sinful lives, doing everything and anything they wanted. But one day they hears the good news of Christ and received him into their lives, never to be the same! They began to live out their commitment to Christ, but their reputation preceded them. The grumbling seemed almost inevitable: "I knew them when they were.. . . They're not good enough for the blessings God's giving them. There's something wrong with this picture. People just don't change like that."
Rahab did. She recognized the truth when she heard it. She sacrificed her business for what she believed. She was skillful in transferring her benefits to the people who mattered most to her. This "bad girl" believed in the God of the Israelites and her life changed for good. . .forever.
Please pray for our 1st Annual Swing for the Green golf tournament on Friday. Pray for good weather and a great turnout. We still have room for a few more golfers so give us a call and come for the fun!