Blessings today! Our God is the God of the multiple chance…
Posted on January 29, 2016
Then Joshua son of Nun secretly sent two spies from Shittim.
“Go, look over the land,” he said, “especially Jericho.” So they went and entered the house of a prostitute named Rahab and stayed there.
Rahab is a woman with a dark past BUT God is at work!
This truth should cause us all to give the Lord praise because each and every one of us has a past. We don’t want to go back there and live- but we ought to always give our God praise, honor and glory for taking us out of our past darkness and bringing us into the marvelous light of the Son in whom He loves.
“…giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in Light. For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.”
I believe the song says, “Look where He brought me from. He brought me out of darkness, into His marvelous light, Look where He brought me from.”
Now, some will take exception, but I think most of us should relate to Rehab because if the truth was to be told, we have all given ourselves to some little ‘g’ods at some point in our lives. We have in fact, laid around with some things for the pleasure of the moment or for the dividends we thought it would bring: power and position, money or status, approval, intellect, sex, alcohol, influence, or how about self? The list could go on and on– but we have all allowed some things to get a little too close to us. There are some times that we made wrong choices even after we knew Jesus so let’s thank God for His tender mercy.
It is true, Rahab’s story is actually our story. She didn’t deserve God’s grace and mercy and we don’t deserve His grace and mercy, but Praise God, He looks beyond our fault and sees our need. He loved us all the while and while we were yet His enemies, He died for us. What a Great and Awesome God of love, grace, and compassion! Amen.
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this:
While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.