The Significance of Rahab's Scarlet Cord

Rahab put a scarlet cord in her window, what the scarlet cord in Rahab's window representsRahab's scarlet cord and ours...

God knew there was a spark of faith in Rahab’s heart, so He sent two spies to rescue her before Jericho was destroyed. 

 They told Rahab to identify her house for rescue with a scarlet cord hung in the window--the same window where she proved her faith by lowering the spies to safety.

The color of the cord was significant. During the Passover, a smear of scarlet blood saved each Israelite household from death (Exodus 12).

The scarlet cord in Rahab’s window was her personal Passover. Although Isaiah 1:18 was written later, its words are fitting: “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be white as snow.”

We who are Christians have a 'scarlet cord' too--it's hung in the window of our souls signifying the saving blood of Christ! 

Will you join me today in thanking God for our personal rescue--our personal Passover. So Awesome!
(Rahab's story is in Joshua 2 & 6.)
© copyright Gail Burton Purath, 2011
image: Stockvault

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2 comments:

  1. Again...a wonderful reminder from the story of Rahab. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. I can so identify with that red cord. Thanks Gail!!

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