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If You Were Rahab, Who Would You Invite?

In Joshua 2, we read  the story of the spies who came into Jericho in order to spy out the land.  Upon reaching Jericho, they went to the house of Rahab the harlot and lodged there.  (OK.  I’m wondering how they picked a harlot’s house as their preferred motel.)  When the king of Jericho heard that they had come, he ordered Rahab to turn them over.  Rahab lied and said that the men had already left.  In reality, she had hidden them in order to save their lives. Rahab then told the men that everyone was filled with fear over the Israelites and what their God had been doing in their behalf.  She asked that the men spare her life and the lives of her extended family.  The spies agreed.  “Our … Read entire article »

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How Do You Claim Ground?

I’ve been reading some through Joshua.  I’ve meditated for a few days on the instructions from God to Joshua in Chapter 1.  It’s really packed with so much good stuff. In verse 3, God tells Joshua that “every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given you.”  When I think through this, it reminds me that we have a personal responsibility in this world to DO SOME THINGS.  God didn’t pick up the children of Israel, give them a chauffeured ride from Egypt and then teleport them into the Promised Land devoid of all strife and foes.  He did provide for their needs on the journey, but they had to walk.  And once they got there, they had to fight.  They had to go out and … Read entire article »

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