Joshua 2:9-11 — “The LORD your God, he is God in heaven above, and in earth beneath…” The Children of Israel were on the verge of crossing over the Jordan River and possessing their Promised Land. As he stood on the banks of the Jordan, Joshua, the leader of the nation, knew that the first city Israel would come against was Jericho. Jericho was a fortified city – it had a wall around it that may have been 8-10 meters high. The only way in and out was through gates that were shut in the evenings.
Joshua, being a wise leader, decided to send two men to Jericho to gather intelligence for the upcoming assault on the city. In chapter two we read about the experience of these spies with a woman named Rahab.
When we consider the society in which Rahab was raised and the occupation that she practiced, it is truly remarkable that she had come to faith in the one true and living God. In fact, in the New Testament, her faith is held up as an example! (Hebrews 11:31)
In this sermon we consider the two parts of her conversion and as we do, we are reminded of God’s love for sinners everywhere.