The Prostitute

value of a single soul, Jericho, Rahab
A thoroughly evil city on the brink of destruction ... A woman selling her body for money...not a hope-filled situation (Joshua 2 & 6).

Have you ever thought about the fact that everything was against Rahab the prostitute? But God doesn't leave anyone without evidence of His existence. Like everyone in Jericho, Rahab was born with a sense of right and wrong in her heart (Romans 2:14,15) and the witness of God in nature (Romans 1:20). She also had the knowledge of God's past miracles (Joshua 2:9-11). 

But unlike everyone else in Jericho, Rahab responded.  

  So God guided two spies to her door. They probably thought they were going on a fact-finding mission. But they were on a soul-finding mission

  God was unwilling to destroy the city without rescuing this single prostitute and He changed the course of history to do it.

Are you praying for an unsaved loved one who doesn't seem to have a hope? Remember the story of Rahab and keep praying! 
 © copyright Gail Burton Purath, 2011
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7 comments:

  1. Gail...what a message of hope your shared. Yes, we should never grow weary in praying for the unsaved. Thank you for the reminder and for sharing it at WJIM.

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  2. Gail...I decided to feature your blog this week at WJIM. I'm so grateful you link up weekly because I enjoy your posts. :o)

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  3. Souns like our Sunday School study this week. Yet another reminder. Neat how God works like that.

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  4. Great reminder, Gail! Thanks for linking up with us at mercyinkblog.com :)
    have a blessed week!
    lauren

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  5. I love the message of hope found in the story of Rahab. Thank you for this reminder to pray for the lost.

    Thank you so much for linking up at Haven of Rest.

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  6. What beautiful encouragement! I loved this! And your picture is stunning!

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    1. Thanks, JES. I'm glad it encouraged you.
      And I'm glad you also enjoyed the image. I love using picmonkey (free online program) to create images.
      Gail : )

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