F Y I can’t believe it! … Today is our 100th Scattered Seeds Devotional. I wondered if I could write ten of these and here I am at 100 still pressing on. Wow! Praise God. Anyway, I hope you are enjoying them. Have a great day!
As I’m reading Joshua chapter 2, I stop at the word “prostitute.” My heart goes out to Rahab and I think of the many names that I too could be called. I see her obedience to the faith, as she boldly defied the king’s orders while protecting the two men of God. Risking her life, she hid them away.
What I love about Rahab is that she was true to her faith down to the finest detail. The two spies told her to hang a scarlet cord in her window, and as soon as they left, she did. She didn’t question the reasoning behind it, she didn’t opt-out for a purple scarf, and she didn’t delay. She was faithful.
I’m reminded of Paul’s letter to the Corinthians church, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” (2 Corinthians 5:17, KJV)
I know that Rahab’s story took place long before the birth of Christ, but I also know that she was honored with a blessing through the lineage of Christ (Matthew 1:5). We find her name yet again two more times in the New Testament, and every time I see this woman’s name, I’m reminded that she was a prostitute. I have to think that there’s a good reason God wants us to know that.
He wants us to see the beauty of grace. By her example of faith, He wants us to know that regardless of where we have been or what we have done His forgiveness will welcome us home.
There is no pit so deep that God’s love is not deeper still. – Corrie Ten Boom
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Read the story of Rahab in Joshua chapters 2 and 6. And if you have extra time, look up the three verses that mention her in the New Testament.
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. (2 Corinthians 5:17, KJV)
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Darlene Schacht and her husband Michael live in Manitoba Canada where the summers are beautiful and the winters are cold. Together they’ve come to learn that relationships aren’t always easy, but that marriage, the way God intended it to be, is a treasure worth fighting for.
She began her publishing journey about twelve years ago when she pioneered one of the first online magazines for Christian women, known at the time as “Christian Women Online Magazine.” After three years, Darlene left CWO to blog as a solo author at Time-Warp Wife Ministries.
It was also during this transition that she worked alongside actress Candace Cameron Bure to write the NYT Best-Selling book, Reshaping it All: Motivation for Spiritual and Physical Fitness. Reshaping it All was the winner of both the 2011 USA Best Book Awards and the 2012 Christian Reading Retailers Choice Awards.
Author of more than 15 books, Darlene continues to write and to minister to her readers through her blog at TimeWarpWife.com.
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