Rahab — When the Walls Fall Down
Joshua 2-6 describes Israel’s first major battle in their conquest of Canaan. As Joshua’s spies are scoping out the promised land, their lives are saved by a local prostitute named Rahab. In exchange for her help, the spies agree to spare her entire family on two simple conditions: don’t tell what she knows and hang a scarlet cord in the window.
When the day of judgment came, Rahab was saved because her faith was in the right place. In her own words, “the Lord your God, He is God in heaven above and on earth beneath” (Josh. 2:11). That faith fueled her unquestioning obedience to the spies’ instructions.
Last week, I was blessed with the opportunity to share the Gospel with about 300 men at a Dallas-area homeless shelter. My sermon focused specifically on Rahab’s deliverance from Jericho and highlighted many Gospel parallels in this familiar story. You can listen to the sermon below.