Friday, August 15, 2008

Rahab - Now What?

Joshua 2:10-11 We have heard how the LORD dried up the water of the Red Sea for you when you came out of Egypt, and what you did to Sihon and Og, the two kings of the Amorites east of the Jordan, whom you completely destroyed. 11 When we heard of it, our hearts melted and everyone's courage failed because of you, for the LORD your God is God in heaven above and on the earth below.

Rahab is recalling events that have happened years and years and years ago - the Red Sea, that's like our children recalling the Vietnam War as though they served in the forces during that time. Rahab recalls the events in detail - the destruction that was put upon the Amorite royalty. She probably wasn't even born at the time this was happening, yet she has remembered all the details as they have been told by others.

Rahab then begins to describe the feelings she has for God. That she knew that He is the God in heaven and on earth. Here's my question... If Rahab has heard the story and everyone's heart has melted, and they know that He is the one true God - why haven't they changed their ways?

Is this the way it is today? - are there so many people out there that know t
he truth, but are just waiting for someone to knock on their door so they can tell them and finally confess that 'yes', God is in charge - now what? I guess that's what we are - we're the "Now What" team. We, as Christians, get to be the ones to be the door that others can open into the next step of 'what now'. Which leads us into my favorite verse, listed at the top of my blog. So be strong and courageous and keep 1 Peter 3:15 in your heart.

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