Label Makers Bob Hentrich December 9, 2018
Unexpected Christmas series
2:8-15 - 8 Before the spies lay down for the night, she went up on the roof 9
and said to them, "I know that the LORD has given this land to you and
that a great fear of you has fallen on us, so that all who live in this country
are melting in fear because of you.
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.
we heard of it, our hearts melted in fear and everyone's courage failed because
of you, for the LORD your God is God in heaven above and on the earth below.
"Now then, please swear to me by the LORD that you will show kindness to
my family, because I have shown kindness to you. Give me a sure sign 13 that
you will spare the lives of my father and mother, my brothers and sisters, and
all who belong to them—and that you will save us from death."
"Our lives for your lives!" the men assured her. "If you don't
tell what we are doing, we will treat you kindly and faithfully when the LORD
gives us the land."
So she let them down by a rope through the window, for the house she lived in
was part of the city wall.
6:22, 25 - 22 Joshua said to the two men who had spied out the land, "Go
into the prostitute's house and bring her out and all who belong to her, in
accordance with your oath to her." …
But Joshua spared Rahab the prostitute, with her family and all who belonged to
her, because she hid the men Joshua had sent as spies to Jericho—and she lives
among the Israelites to this day.
No one is beyond the reach of God’s grace
Salvation comes through the blood of Jesus.
the father of Boaz, whose mother was Rahab,
Boaz the father of Obed, whose mother was Ruth,
Obed the father of Jesse,
and Jesse the father of King David (Matthew 1:5-6)