Wednesday, August 23 – Joshua 2:8-13

Aug 22, 2023

Now before the spies lay down, she came up to them on the roof, and said to the men, “I know that the Lord has given you the land, and that the terror of you has fallen on us, and that all the inhabitants of the land have despaired because of you. For we have heard how the Lord dried up the water of the Red Sea before you when you came out of Egypt, and what you did to the two kings of the Amorites who were beyond the Jordan, to Sihon and Og, whom you utterly destroyed. When we heard these reports, our hearts melted and no courage remained in anyone any longer because of you; for the Lord your God, He is God in heaven above and on earth below. Now then, please swear to me by the Lord, since I have dealt kindly with you, that you also will deal kindly with my father’s household, and give me a pledge of truth, and spare my father and my mother, and my brothers and my sisters, and all who belong to them, and save our lives from death.”

 

Every job has qualifications, things you have to know or complete to do the job well. For some roles, the qualifications are very prestigious while the qualifications for others are simple because the job can be taught more easily. Many of us have excuses for God about why we cannot serve Him—it is not the right time, we don’t know how, or we don’t know what to do—but this passage reminds us that the qualifications to serve the Lord are much simpler than we make them out to be. Rahab, even with her sinful past, was equipped to serve God because she recognized God’s authority, understood Him as creator and Lord over all, and trusted that He would bring her through even as the community around her was destroyed.

 

Rahab had a fear of God that led her to surrender her life and plans to Him. Proverbs 9:10 says “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” When we understand who God is and place our trust in Him, He will equip us for what He calls us to do. We may not feel qualified or worthy, but when we see Him as Lord, we know He is the one in control and we are not. Surrendering to Jesus means His grace covers us, and His Spirit empowers us to live for Him. Take comfort in the words of 2 Corinthians 9:8: “And God is able to make all grace overflow to you, so that, always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed.”

 

  • When did you first come to see God as Lord overall? How has that changed your life?
  • When have you felt unworthy of God’s calling? Why?
  • Pray and thank God for how He equips His people when they surrender to Him.
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